Imphal: A 4-day international conference on “Responsible Aquaculture and Sustainable Fisheries Interact (RASHI)” organised by the College of Fisheries, Tripura at Agartala was opened on Tuesday on the occasion of Silver Jubilee celebrations of the college.
Quality fish, quality fish products and quality production system are prerequisite to fishery enterprise, said Manipur Fishery minister Heikham Dingo Singh as chief guest in the opening ceremony of the jubilee celebration.
He stressed the urgent need to augment the gap in production and demand through problem and need based research for the needy farmers of the North East Region.
The minister appreciated the role of the College of Fisheries, Lembucherra under the Central Agricultural University, Imphal for the commendable role in scientific fisheries research and academic excellence and achievements in fisheries science during the past twenty-five years.
Prior to the opening ceremony of international conference, the Manipur Fisheries minister along with Tripura minister of Fisheries Prem Kumar Reang, MLA Krishnadhan Das, vice- hancellor of Central Agricultural University, Imphal Dr. Anupam Mishra and chief executive, NFDB, Hyderabad Dr C. Suvarna inaugurated a Fish Festival cum showcasing of technology at the premises of College of Fisheries and interacted with the participants who are mostly from fisheries research institutes, farmers and stake holders.
Dingo also interacted with the Manipuri students pursuing fisheries science and teachers engaged in the Tripura fisheries college. He assured of all possible assistance for the development of fisheries sector in Manipur.