Training programme

Publish Date : 24/08/2023

Roing, Aug 23: A training-cum-demonstration programme on hatchery operation, seed production and fish culture by Kolkata Centre of ICAR-CIFE commenced at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Balek today. A portable fish hatchery FRP made carp eco-hatchery with a holding capacity of 25 kg broodfish and one million fish seed production per cycle was established at Rukmo Village by Kolkata Centre of ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education and KVK Balek with the objective to meet up the local fish seed demand.

A total 20 fish farmers actively participated and received critical inputs for fish farming, such as water testing kit and study materials from the organizers.

Jatan Pulu, a progressive fish farmer and national awardee, shared his experiences on traditional fish farming systems and urged the participants to adopt scientific fish farming practices to enhance productivity and improve their livelihood.

Dr. Gouranga Biswas, Senior Scientist, ICAR-CIFE, Kolkata Centre delivered talks on composite fish culture, breeding and hatchery management of fish. He imparted the fish induced breeding technique practically to the farmers. He also recommended use of quality, uniform and bigger size fish seeds in multiple stocking and multiple harvesting farming system to increase the fish productivity.

Dr. Dilip Kumar Singh, Scientist, ICAR-CIFE, Kolkata Centre covered the design and construction of fish hatchery, nursery management, broodstock and larval nutrition, importance of farm made aquafeed utilizing locally available cheap feed ingredients to reduce the feed cost. He also practically demonstrated preparation of fish feed and analysis of water quality parameters, and recommended application of agricultural lime to reclaim the acidic soil and water of Lower Dibang Valley.

Dr. Deepanjali Deori, Senior Scientist and Head, KVK, Balek expressed that the establishment of hatchery would immensely benefit fish farmers who lack knowledge on scientific fish farming and meet up the fish seed demand to improve their livelihood by adopting modern methods of aquaculture.

Neriyang Jamoh, Fishery Officer, briefed about various developmental schemes of the government. She appreciated the step of establishment of fish hatchery by ICAR-CIFE which will help in enhancement of fish production and urged the participants to make use of beneficial schemes for utilization of water resources and enhancement of fish production.

Jimmy Maze, Subject Matter Specialist (Fishery Science) briefed about various activities and services of KVK for the benefit of farmers.