IMPHAL, Dec 30 – The need to establish a school of taxonomy was mooted in order to properly identify the fish species available in the Northeastern region, which is one the three biodiversity hot-spots in India.
The idea to establish a school of taxonomy was mooted by Prof Waikhom Vishwanath of Manipur University’s Life Science department during a lecture on ‘Recent trends and innovations in fish taxonomy’ as part of the two-day ISCA Regional Science Congress for Northeastern region 2013 on Innovations in Science and Technology for Inclusive Development at the varsity’s Anthropology department here today.
Prof Vishwanath who is known for his commendable research works on freshwater fish species, said, “The study of bones (of the fish species) is also an important area for further scientific research.”
Former Vice Chancellor of the Manipur University Prof H Tombi has expressed the need to take steps to utilise the huge number of important agro-bioresources available in the North East.
Earlier, Prof Ashok K Saxena, Editor-in-chief, Everyman’s Science journal of ISCA inaugurated the Science Congress in the presence of Vice Chancellor of Manipur University Prof H Nandakumar Sarma.
More than 300 delegates including scientists, innovators and scholars from the North East are participating in the Science Congress which will conclude tomorrow.