Orientation Training to B.Sc (IFF) students inaugurated at ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore

A 8-days training programme for the 3rd year B.Sc.(Industrial Fish & Fisheries) students from APC College, New Barrackpur, 24 Parganas (N) and M. L.S. M. College, Darbhanga, Bihar has been inaugurated by Dr. B.K Das, Director, CIFRI on 24 Nov, 2016 at ICAR-CIFRI Head Quarter, Barrackpore. A total of 28 students participated in this training programme. Dr. B.K Das, while welcoming the students during inaugural session, emphasized on the importance of inland fisheries management to ensure the life & livelihood of rural India. The training modules covered on-field exposure visits, field demonstrations and in-house class interactions with the scientists of ICAR-CIFRI. The interactive sessions involved the present aspects of inland open water fisheries and problems faced by the local fishers. The students were also engaged to submit write-up on different aspects of inland fisheries management through group activities. The support extended by CIFRI library was mention-worthy in this regard. The knowledge gap in regard to delineation of inland water bodies through GIS platform, limno-chemistry of sediment & water, ecology & fisheries of rivers & estuarine ecosystem, enhancement of fisheries in reservoirs and wetlands, pollutants in inland waters, fish diseases & their control in open waters, crafts & gear, importance of SIFS as health food, feed formulation, socio-economics including marketing, would be reduced after completion of the training. Such training program would be of immense help in developing future road map for the students and fixing their target to be achieved in coming future through concerted effort & endeavour.