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World Fisheries Day celebrated at Kohima

World Fishery Day at Kohima
Advisor to Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Economics & Statistics, L Khumo Khiamniungan presenting the Best Fish Farmer Award to a fish farmer

Dimapur, November 20: World Fisheries Day was celebrated at Government Fish Farm, Thizama, Kohima on November 20 with Advisor to Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Economics & Statistics, L Khumo Khiamniungan as the special guest.
World Fisheries Day is celebrated on November 21 annually, however as it falls on Sunday this year, the programme was held today.


Khumo stated that fishery provides very good employment opportunities and a source of income for many families.
He said that many people are able to sustain their families because of it. He urged the fish farmers to stop depending on the Government for funds to take up various activities.
The Advisor called upon the fish farmers to seek technical advice and help from the Department officials for better fish harvest.
Secretary to Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Anoop Khinchi stressed on the importance of practicing fishery in a sustainable way.
He stated that about 2.8 million people in the country are employed in fishery and related activities. Khinchi added that only about 11½ % of fishery potential is being utilised in the State.
He also said that fishery activities could be a huge employment generation opportunity for the State. He called upon the fish farmers to form Fish Farmers’ Organisations. He also spoke on the importance of paddy-cum-fish culture and ornamental fishing.
Delivering the key note address, Director of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Kevisa Kense stressed on the need for increase in inland fishing as there is scope for it, unlike marine fishing where there is a decline.
He stated the Department has provided refrigerated vans for preserving fishes and transporting it to the market.
Kense highlighted the need for the fishes to reach the market as there are many fisheries in the State. He stated that fish is one of the most nutritious foods and the sector is one of the most profitable among all agri. and allied departments.
He also urged the fish farmers to maintain and keep the water bodies clean.
Best Fish Farmer Award from all the districts of the State was presented to a fish farmer every district. Pangjunglemba, a fish farmer from Mokokchung, shared his success story on how he is able to make a living and sustain his family through fishery.


Training on need-based fish farming practices was also conducted during the event. SDFO, Rulanthung Ezung presented on Fish Farm Management Practices while FI, Tsutsamo Ezung presented on Composite Fish Culture. Training on Paddy-cum-Fish Culture and Common Crap Breeding was presented by SDFO, Khriezhato Nakhro. It was followed by an interaction with the fish farmers.
(Page News Service )

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