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India, Norway discuss strengthening bilateral ties in fishery

12 Feb 2017

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singhtoday methis Norwegian counterpart Jon Georg Dale and discussed further strengthening bilateral ties in fishery sector and cooperation in developing climate smart fishing techniques as also trade in marine products. 

"Bilateral cooperation in fisheries between Indiaand Norwayhas grown and there is ample potential for furthering relationship in this sector," Singh said in the meeting with Norwegian delegation.

Both the countries can cooperate in developing and introduction of climate smart fishing techniques; to explore and develop technologies to capture underutilised fish resources; to increase the export of marine products, he said. 

He further said that Norwaymay also consider cooperation in the field of dairying for increasing milk yields in India

Singh appreciated the research work being done on ClimaWater, ClimaRice and ClimaAdapt in Andhra Pradesh, Telanganaand Tamil Naduby Norwegian Institute of Bio-economy Research (NIBIO). 

He hoped that Norwaymay consider extending the research programme to other states also. 

Source: Business Standard

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