Fish farmers training begins at Emchi

EMCHI, Nov 23: A three-day skill development training on sustainable freshwater aquaculture practices for the fish farmers of Papumpare was inaugurated by District Fishery Development Officer (DFDO) Kipa Taja at  government fish farmers training centre here on Tuesday.

The training is being conducted by the Kolkata Centre of ICAR and Mumbai-based Central Institute of Fisheries Education, in collaboration with state fisheries department.

The training aims to skill and empower the farmers with scientific and practical knowledge about aquaculture.

Taja urged the participants to be attentive and utilize the training to learn the nitty gritty of aquaculture.

Resource person Dr Gouranga Biswas, senior scientist from ICAR-CIFE Kolkata centre, spoke about composite fish culture, integrated fish farming methods and the importance of farm made aqua feed.

“This will reduce the feed cost and improve fish health and help in disease management,” he said.

He further suggested for use of high value fish species in aquaculture for increasing the returns from existing farming systems.

Technical Officer from ICAR-CIFE Kolkata, Prakash Kumar Behera, demonstrated how to prepare fish feed and displayed how to analyze the quality of water.

After testing the water quality of the nearby areas, he recommended for application of agricultural lime to reclaim the acidic soil and water.

A total of 20 fish farmers participated in the programme where, water testing kits were also distributed to them. (DIPRO)

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