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Capacity building of fish farmers concludes

Nagaland News

Dimapur, March 26: A 3-day Capacity Building of Fish Farmers through Skill Development Training and Critical Input Distribution by ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education under NEH programme on “Advances in sustainable aquaculture practices” organized by ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education (ICAR-CIFE), Kolkata Centre in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Government of Nagaland concluded on March 23.
During the inaugural program, Deputy Director of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Dr. Vimezo Kire, urged the participant-farmers to make full use of the training and adopt scientific fish farming practices for enhancing productivity and improving their livelihood.
Senior Scientist and Training Coordinator, ICAR-CIFE, Kolkata Centre, Dr. Gouranga Biswas delivered various classes as a resource person on modern and innovative methods of fish culture, soil and water quality management, and feeding strategies in aquaculture. He also suggested use of high value fish species and utilization of natural fish food items, such as planktons and periphyton in aquaculture to increase return from existing farming systems.
Technical Officer, ICAR-CIFE, Kolkata Centre, Prakash Kumar Behera, demonstrated the preparation of fish feed and analysis of water quality parameters, and recommended application of agricultural lime to reclaim the acidic soil and water of Dimapur.
DFO Dimapur, Sunep briefed on various developmental schemes of Department of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Govt. of Nagaland. He expressed that the training would immensely benefit the fish farmers who lack knowledge on scientific fish farming to improve their livelihood by adopting advanced and sustainable methods of aquaculture and using the critical inputs distributed.
A total of 50 fish farmers participated and received critical inputs for fish farming, such as fish feed, lime, CIFE developed water pH and dissolved oxygen testing kits and study materials from the organizers. The farmers shared their happiness on their skill development and receipt of aquaculture inputs which will surely help in improvement of fish production of the district and the state as well. (Page News Service)