21st November, 2020, Chennai
The ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai conducted a National Webinar on “Biofloc based aquaculture: A way forward” today.
In his inaugural address, Dr. Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries), ICAR impressed upon the immense potential of the biofloc technology in Indian aquaculture sector that is enabling hundreds of fish farmers from across the country. Dr. Jena also released the “CIBAFLOC”, a readymade inoculums developed by the Institute for developing and maintaining biofloc.
The technology was transferred to the Industrial Partner - M/s Salem Microbes Pvt. Ltd. on a virtual mode by the DDG.
Dr. K.K. Vijayan, Director, ICAR-CIBA, Chennai highlighted the need for scientific understanding and approach on the novel technology for suitably customizing to the Indian techno economic conditions.
The Webinar was aimed at disseminating the science, technology and practice to thousands of farmers and young Start-Up entrepreneurs who wanted to enter into biofloc farming.
More than 2,800 participants of different capacities across the country virtually participated in the event.
(Source: ICAR: Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai)