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Kakdwip Research Centre of ICAR- Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (KRC of ICAR- CIBA) celebrated National Fish Farmers’ Day on 10th July, 2023 to commemorate the invention of induced breeding in Carp fish. A total of 50 brackishwater aquaculture farmers from three brackishwater districts of West Bengal viz. North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas and Purba Medinipur attended the event at KRC of ICAR- CIBA. The programme started with lighting the auspicious lamp. Dr. Sanjoy Das, Principal Scientist and Acting Head, Kakdwip Research Centre welcomed the gathering and apprised them about importance of celebration of this event.

He also emphasized about the disease management in aquaculture. Dr. T.K. Ghoshal and Dr. Debasis De, Principal Scientists elaborated on formulation of fish feed. Selected farmers shared their farming experiences with respect to the species and systems adopted. Subsequently, a Scientist-Farmer interaction was held wherein farmers raised their queries on various aspects of farming and problems faced by them. The scientists replied them in a practical manner. Fish seed of Pearlspot and Orange chromide were distributed among the Scheduled Caste farmers of Buddhapur village of Kakdwip. The programme concluded with Vote of thanks proposed by Dr. N.S. Sudheer, Scientist.

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