Kohima, November 21 (MExN): World Fisheries Day was celebrated at Government Demonstration Fish Farm, Thizama Kohima with Advisor for Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Evaluation, Economics & Statistics, L Khumo Khiamniungan as the special guest on November 21.
A DIPR report stated that the programme was organised by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Nagaland where Commissioner & Secretary Fisheries & AR, Dinesh Kumar IAS chaired the programme who also spoke on the significance of the World Fisheries Day in his welcome address.
Advisor Khumo said the day was observed to explore towards the solutions of our economy in sustainable model.
“World Fisheries Day serves as an important reminder that we need to change the way we manage the global fisheries in order to maintain stocks and healthy aquatic eco systems,” he added.
He stated that apart from contributing to the food security of the country, a fishery is an important sector in India, which plays a vital role in the economy of the country, which contributes about 1.07 percent to the GDP while 5.3 percent to the agriculture and allied activities.
The Advisor lauded the department for assisting the fish farmers in building up their economy and livelihoods and encouraged them to continue with the good work for further upliftment of the fish farmers in the state.
Others who also spoke on the occasion included District Fishery Officer Wokha, C Dory Yanthan and one fish farmer on behalf of the Progressive Fish Farmers.
Other highlights of the programme included release of training manuals and leaflets by the special guest, Commissioner and Secretary and others while presentation of awards/felicitation was carried out by Kohima District Fishery Officer, Dr Vimezo Kire and vote of thanks by Deputy Director, Neitho-o Kuotsu.
During the occasion, District Fishery Office, Kohima was also inaugurated by the special guest and as part of the inaugural programme a workshop cum training on breeding and culture of common carp followed by an interactive session with the farmers were conducted as inaugural activities.