Deputy Director General (Fisheries) Visit CIBA- 27th February 2016

Dr. J.K. Jena, DDG (Fy), ICAR, made his maiden visit to CIBA headquarters and research facilities at Muttukadu Experimental Station (MES) on February 27, 2016. DDG Fy addressed staff and scientist at CIBA HQ and also visited laboratories, Pilot scale feed mill and hatchery facilities at CIBA-HQ and CIBA-Muttukkadu research station.
During the visit to Muttukkadu Experimental Station, He acquainted with the research activities being undertaken by the scientists at MES in feed processing, feed management, live feed culture, mud crab breeding and seed production and soil and water quality management. He motivated the scientists to have boarder vision for your research and urge them to give their best efforts.
He then visited fin fish hatchery and appreciated the achievements of the scientists in fin fish breeding particularly on the milk fish breeding. At shrimp hatchery he has seen the reoriented native shrimp seed rearing facilities, biofloc based nursery rearing experiments and bioremediation using seaweeds. He interacted with the scientists regarding the organic shrimp aquaculture programme of the institute and its present status. He has visited all the infrastructure facilities and encouraged the scientists to think of high-end facilities required to cater the needs of the stakeholders.
Later Director CIBA welcomed, and DDG addressed scientists, officers, staff and scholars at CIBA HQ auditorium, and In his address DDG emphasized that all the staff to get involve in institute activities irrespective of the cadre, and advised to know dos and don’ts in the system. He urged the staff to cooperate and help each other in accomplishing their works, and emphasized the importance of giving their best to the cause of the institute. In the post lunch session DDG interacted with scientists and got conversant with the research activities of all the scientists present. He pointed out that everyone should harmonise their research work prioritising as basic and applied vis-à-vis with the need of the sector and re-orient them in tune with the stakeholders’ requirements. He advised scientists to visit the farmers often, and to understand their requirements and to learn real field situation. He appealed scientists to approach research work with passion and to work even beyond regular office hours as research cannot be confined to ten to five mode of working. He further highlighted the need of timely publishing the results in quality journals, and mentioned that published research is the only reflection of fruitful research work, and research would remain incomplete unless it is published.
Finally he conveyed his best wishes to all the CIBA family. At the end, Director thanked the DDG for his visit and encouraging words and assured him that CIBA would give the best and come up to his expectations.

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