GUWAHATI, Jan 6 - To make hatchery owners aware of quality fish seed production, a day-long workshop was organised here by the ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Bhubaneswar in collaboration with the Directorate of Fisheries, Assam.
The workshop was inaugurated on Friday by PN Das, Director of Fisheries, Assam. In his inaugural speech, Das mentioned that though the State is producing around 800 crore fry fish seed annually and the State is in the third position in fish seed production, getting quality fish seed at the proper time is a cause of concern for the fish farmers of the State.
He expressed his satisfaction for extending support to the fish seed producers in the State.
In the technical session, Dr S Nandi and Dr PP Chakraborty elaborated the importance of healthy bloodstock which needs ecologically suitable pond environment and balanced diet.
They expressed their confidence that the ‘CIFABROOD’ developed by the Central Fisheries Institute under the project of National Fisheries Development Board will definitely help the fish seed producers of the State in a big way.
The survival rate of spawn to fry and fry to fingerling is comparatively 20 to 30 per cent higher by using ‘CIFABROOD’ than the normal feed available in the market.
A total of 50 fish seed producers and the departmental farm in-charge attended the programme.