Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, October 11
The Directorate of Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), organised a one-day ‘fisheries officers’ workshop’ which was attended by 180 participants, including officials of the State Fisheries Department, scientists, farmers, industry representatives and students.
It offered a common platform to scientists, extension workers, farmers and students to get mutually updated in terms of technology advancements, emerging issues and required actions for sustainable development of the fisheries sector.
In the inaugural address, Dr Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU, who was the chief guest, said the university and the State Fisheries Department would play an effectual complimentary role to ensure optimised economic utilisation of fresh water and saline water fisheries resources available in the state.
Talking about the importance of the fisheries sector in livelihood and employment generation, Dr Parkash Singh Brar, Director of Extension Education, GADVASU, highlighted the role of the university in technology transfer and capacity building and also informed about various utility services offered to fish/shrimp farmers.
Dr Manoj Sharma, managing director, Mayank Aquaculture Private Limited, Surat, Gujarat, delivered an expert lecture on responsible shrimp farming in reference to best management practices, health management, quality and food safety, so as to create a niche for processors/exporters to harness higher economic returns.
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