Digha Regional station of ICAR-CMFRI organised a five days training programme on “Taxonomy of Marine Fishes” under the in-house project “Resource assessment and management framework for sustainable marine fisheries of West Bengal and Odisha (CFD/NEC/05) from 29 March to 2 April 2023 for twenty-six B.F.Sc. students (26 nos.) from the School of Fisheries, Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM), Paralakhemundi, Gajapati, Odisha. Dr. Subal Kumar Roul, Scientist & SIC of Digha Regional Station of ICAR-CMFRI, welcomed the gatherings and gave a brief introduction about the importance and fundamentals of taxonomy followed by detailed theory and practical secessions on morphological and field level identification of common pelagic, demersal, crustacean, and molluscan species as per the training schedules. Field visits were also attempted to Digha Mohana landing Centre and Ramnagar fish market to see the landings and identify different marine finfish and shellfish species in fresh conditions. Dr. Nirmal Tamilarasan, Assistant Professor, and Sri. Chinmaya Nanda, Assistant Professor from the School of Fisheries, CUTM, also attended the training programme. The training programme was coordinated by Dr. Subal Kumar Roul, Scientist & SIC of Digha Regional Station of ICAR-CMFRI. The program was ended with vote of thanks by Mr. Dipankar Barai.
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