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CIFA hosts National Conference on 'Aquaculture-Fish for Billion'.

In commemoration of Silver Jubilee Year, Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) in collaboration with Association of Aquaculturists organized National Conference on 'Aquaculture-Fish for Billion' on 16-17th March' 2012 in Bhubaneswar.

The Conference was inaugurated by Chief Guest Sri Ramesh Chandra Majhi, Fisheries and Science and Technology Minister, Odisha in presence of Dr. S.D. Singh, Assistant Director General, Inland Fisheries, ICAR; Shri Tarun Sridhar, Joint Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries; Dr. E.G. Silas, Former Director, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute and Former Vice Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University; Dr. C. Vasudevappa, Chief Executive, National Fisheries Development Board; Dr. P. Jayasankar, Director and Dr. S.D. Tripathi, ex-Director, CIFA.

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Shri Ramesh Majhi urged CIFA to serve as centre of excellence in research and extension of freshwater aquaculture and aquaculturist to provide plans to ensure development of freshwater aquaculture to feed the billion. Dr. P. Jayasankar, Director emphasized on role of CIFA for the last two and half decades of devoted research in developed several epoch-making technologies which have revolutionized freshwater aquaculture sector in the country.

The conference had roped more than 200 dignitaries, experts and researchers and students as well as stakeholders from different parts of the country engaged in aquaculture for developing a roadmap for the aquaculture development in the coming years.

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Date:Jan 1, 2012
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