CIFA conducts refresher course for Bihar officers

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to hone the skills of District Fishery Officers of Bihar in recent advances of freshwater aquaculture, the Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) here is organising a five-day training programme with 37 officers attending it. The programme is sponsored by the National Fisheries Development Board.

Inaugurating the programme, CIFA Director Dr P Jayasankar said that it is very encouraging that the Bihar Government is keen to enhance fish production in its state. Aquaculture has come to be recognised as a potent tool in removing poverty and malnutrition worldwide, he said.
During the training, the participants would be exposed to several topics like off-season breeding, cryo-preservation, scope of biotechnology, soil and water management and fish health management, prawn and Magur farming and integrated farming, informed course director Dr Kuldeep Kumar.