Monday, December 5, 2022

F&AR celebrates ‘World Fisheries Day’

Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources (F&AR), Nagaland celebrated World Fisheries Day on November 21 at Thizama Government Fish Farm, Kohima.
According to DIPR report, the event was attended by department Officials, staff, fish farmers along with District Fishery Officers from different districts.
To commemorate the day and as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the department organized a special training programme on “Recent advances in fisheries” for the progressive fish farmers of the State.
The department also organized a formal programme which was chaired by commissioner and secretary F&AR, Sotsula.
In her speech, the commissioner and secretary challenged all the fish farmers to work harder and strive to double their income for sustaining their livelihood. She also encouraged the fish farmers to create awareness among other farmers on profitable ventures of fish culture and to increase fish production in the State.
Sotsula also emphasized the importance of integrated fish farming as it generates extra income and through fish farming, the problem of unemployment and food security can be addressed.
Delivering key note address, additional director F&AR, Lotimenba highlighted the significance of the day, which was to demonstrate solidarity with all fishermen, aquaculture, and affected stakeholders worldwide. The programme was graced by pastor, Chüziema Baptist Church, Kiyangulie Rutsa.
On the occasion, the “best fish farmer” award was initiated by joint director Ketusielie Angami where the department awarded citations along with cash prizes to the best fish farmer from all the districts.

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