ICAR-CCARI Goa organized capacity building programme on ornamental fish culture @ AKAM


ICAR-CCARI organized capacity building programme on ornamental fish culture @ AKAM


    ICAR-CCARI, Goa organised a capacity building programme on entrepreneurship development and livelihood improvement through training and demonstration of ornamental fish culture with the funding support from NABARD under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav on 2nd July, 2022. A group of 20 fishermen/enthusiasts from Diwar Island, Goa were benefitted with the knowledge on various ornamental fish culture systems and their management. Dr. Parveen Kumar, Director highlighted about the potential of ornamental fish culture as a livelihood option and contribution of the sector to the growth of the country during his inaugural address. He also assured full technical support from the institute for fisheries development activities for the State of Goa. Dr. Shirish Narnaware, Section In-Charge, Animal and Fishery Science emphasized the role of local communities’/ self-help groups in promoting the ornamental fish culture as an income source. Shri. Trivesh Mayekar, Scientist (Fish genetics and breeding) highlighted about the project and he stated that a series of capacity building and demonstration programmes are to be followed in this scheme for the benefit of fishermen/enthusiasts. There were three invited lectures from the subject experts in ornamental fish culture- 1) Dr. TT Ajith Kumar, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NBFGR, Kochi: Marine ornamental fish culture, 2) Dr. Nitin Sawant, Fisheries Scientist, Fisheries Farm, Mulde, Dr. BSKKV, Dapoli- Freshwater ornamental fish culture and 3) Dr. Hrishikesh Pawar, SMS, KVK South Goa: Aquarium fabrication and management. The participants were given exposure to the ornamental fish hatchery of the institute including wet lab, fisheries aquarium, breeding and rearing sections and fisheries pond facility. Shri. Trivesh Mayekar, (Fish genetics and breeding) and Dr. Sreekanth GB, Scientist (Fisheries resource management) co-ordinated the training programme.