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Last Updated on 03.04.2017

ICAR-CIFRI Team visited A&N Islands for 'Exploratory survey of inland fishery resources to develop fisheries in the Islands' during 02-06 May, 2017

Last Updated on 24.05.2017


ICAR-CIFRI Team visited A&N Islands

On invitation from the A&N Administration for undertaking study of development of inland fisheries in the A&N Islands, a team of Scientists from ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore, Kolkata with the Director as the team leader and Dr. B. P. Mohanty, Head, FREM Division and Dr. A. K. Das, I/C, E&T Cell have visited A&N Islands during 02-06 May, 2017 with a view to explore the feasibility of fisheries development in the inland open waters of the islands. At the outset, the team interacted with Mr. Verma, IAS, Principal Secretary, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Fisheries of the UT, A & N Islands as to know the expectations of the DoF, Govt. of A&N islands from the visiting team so that the exploratory survey could be made accordingly across the island.
The team visited the freshwater lakes in and around Portblair and found ample scope of enhancing fisheries in those lakes with the inclusion of cage culture for production of Pangus (P. hypophthalmus) in deeper part of the lake inside Mahatama Gandhi Park, which will not only attract the tourists but may also produce substantial amount of table fish for the people of Portblair.

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