ICAR-CIBA technologies in brackishwater aquaculture elicited huge interest in the ‘Aqua Goa Fish Festival.’ Hosted by Government of Goa during 7-10th December 2017

ICAR-CIBA, Chennai showcased the novel technologies at the exhibition ‘Aqua Goa Fish Festival, Panaji, Goa’ organized by the Government of Goa during 7th to 10th December 2017. Smt. Mridula Sinha, Hon’ble Governor of Goa & Shri. Manohar Parikar, Chief Minister of Goa visited the ICAR –CIBA Stall on 7th December 2017 and interacted with the scientists about brackishwater aquaculture technologies developed by CIBA. They also stressed for effective convergence through strategic planning between Government of Goa and CIBA for large scale promotion of brackishwater aquaculture in Goa State. Shri.Parikar sought special focus on Asian seabass and shrimp farming in Goa.

On 9th December 2017, Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India visited the CIBA Stall and interacted with CIBA scientists. He also observed the exhibits on brackishwater aquaculture candidate species; fish & shrimp feeds, water quality testing kits etc. He appreciated the research efforts in the direction of ‘Make in India’ and their outcome of CIBA in brackishwater aquaculture and advised the scientists to further take it up to newer heights. About 3500 stakeholders including farmers and farm women, aqua-entrepreneurs, officials from Development Departments, financial institutions, faculty and students visited CIBA stall during the exhibition and more than 300 farmers interacted with the scientists about brackishwater aquaculture. The visitors have shown keen interest for acquiring skills in technologies related to brackishwater aquaculture through training programmes and keen interest in the farming of Asian Seabass, Milkfish and Shrimps. Shri Tanveer Hussain and Shri. Pankaj Amrut Patil, Scientists from CIBA Chennai represented for the event and provided technical inputs.

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