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ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair in collaboration with KVK, Nicobar conducted the training programmes on hygienic handling practices in fisheries and demonstration cum input distribution to promote small-scale fishing activities of tribal fishers at Tamaloo and Big Lapathy villages during 30-07-2022 to 01-08-2022. The training programmes were inaugurated by Shri. Manuah Thomas, First Headman of Big Lapathy on 30-07-2022 and Shri. Paul Benjamin, First Headman of Tamaloo on 31-07-2022. Essential fishing inputs were distributed by the Chief Guest, Shri. Lionald Nicomed, Chairman, Tribal Council, Car Nicobar during the demonstration cum input distribution programme held at Big Lapathy on 01-08-2022 and demonstration of the same to the tribal fishers was conducted by the scientific team comprising of Dr. K. Saravanan from ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair and Shri. Mohamed Sarief from KVK, Car Nicobar. During the inaugural address, Shri. Lionald Nicomed, Chairman, Tribal Council, Car Nicobar appreciated the efforts of ICAR-CIARI to provide technical backstopping along with the essential fishing inputs for the benefit of tribal fishers of these remote Islands and also urged the fisher participants to harness maximum benefit from these programmes.

Various topics on hygienic handling of fishes and advanced methods in responsible fishing activities were explained to the fishers. The fishers have actively participated in the programmes and the queries raised by them were addressed by the experts. Altogether, 248 fishers have participated in the above said programmes. The programmes were conducted under the guidance of Dr. Eaknath B. Chakurkar, Director, ICAR-CIARI by the team comprising of Dr. K. Saravanan, Dr. R. Kiruba Sankar, Dr. J. Praveenraj, Dr. Y. Ramakrishna and Shri. Mohamed Sarief from ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair and KVK, Nicobar.

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