Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): An interactive workshop on ‘Open water fisheries management in Nagaland’ organised by ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore Kolkata in collaboration with the department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Government of Nagaland, Kohima and ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema was conducted on July 19.
A press release issued by DIPR informed that the workshop was held in the Conference Hall of ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema.
Additional Director, department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Rongsennungba in his opening remark gave a brief account and status of open water fisheries in Nagaland, while director ICAR-CIFRI Barrackpore, Dr. BK Das explained on the role of ICAR-CIFRI in development of open water fisheries resources of India. Dr. BK Bhattacharya, HRCICAR-CIFRI, Regional Centre Guwahati also SPOKE on the strategies for scientific fishery management of open water fisheries resources of Nagaland.
Commissioner and Secretary department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Senti Ao, IAS, who was the special invitee of the workshop, thanked the ICAR Barrackpore for organising such an important seminar that could enrich the people of Nagaland. He urged all the district fisheries officers to utilise such workshops to extract knowledge in fishery development in the state.
Ao also emphasised on the importance of rich natural resources which could provide immense potential for aqua culture development and produce, and generate employment and double the income of the people.
Dignitaries from different organisations, scientists, DFOs, progressive farmers and anglers participated in the workshop. A documentary was also released during the workshop, informed DIPR.