Training program on inland fisheries management to improve the livelihoods of the rural population of Sunderbans

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Training program on inland fisheries management to improve the livelihoods of the rural population of Sunderbans

Kolkata, September 8, 2022

The ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI), Barrackpore, in collaboration with South Asian Forum for Environment (SAFE), a registered civil society organization (based in Kolkata), has successfully organized a training program on Inland Fisheries Management for Livelihood Improvement of Rural Populace of Sundarban, West Bengal on ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore from September 5 to 8, 2022 under the leadership of Dr. BK Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI.

The aim of the training program was to improve the livelihoods of the rural population of Sundarbans through training with CIFRI technologies. During the opening of the program, Dr. Srikanta Samanta, director In-Charge, opens the forum to transfer the knowledge gained during the training at ICAR – CIFRI to more production from the available resources. dr. UK Sarkar, Dr. S. Nag and Dr. MA Hassan, department heads, provided knowledge and support to the fish farmers on various facets of inland fisheries management. Twenty-four (24) trainees (16 female fish farmers and 8 male fish farmers) from Gosaba and Kultali Blocs of Sundarbans in West Bengal, including officials of SAFE, Kolkata, gained knowledge and skills from the training program.

The trainees were exposed to open water habitat culture, ornamental fisheries, climate change and its impact on open water fisheries, water quality and disease management strategies, fish feed development and feeding protocol, importance of small native fish, biodiversity conservation, fish farming, composite fish culture, integrated farming and marketing management. The trainees were also introduced to a visit to the CIFRI labs and facilities, including the Ornamental Fishing Unit, RAS, Aquarium and Fish Feeding Unit.

dr. Aparna Roy, Dr. Piyashi DebRoy (coordinators) and Shri Santhana Kumar V., scientist, (co-coordinator) led the farewell session where a Bengali training manual on Sundarbaner Grameen Manusher Jibon Jibikar Unnatikalpe Antarsthaliya Matsyachash o tar Babosthapona and Certificates were awarded to the trainees. The closing ceremony also featured a cultural program with a play performed by the trainees, depicting the livelihood and social problems of traditional female and male fishermen of Sundarban.

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