M Venkaiah Naidu, in his first visit to the state as Vice President, will inaugurate the 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (11th IFAF), jointly hosted by ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (ICAR-CIFT) in collaboration with Asian Fisheries Society Indian Branch (AFSIB) from November 21-24.Naidu will inaugurate the event, which is being held at Hotel Le Meridien, on November 21 .
The 11th IFAF envisages to address the major issues hindering the growth of Fisheries and Aquaculture sectors by highlighting the recent developments in research and identify the research and development needs of the sector, nurturing innovation skills to bring sustainability and safety in fisheries sector, in addition encouraging researchers to think, develop and undertake need-based research and evolving policies for transfer and refinement of these technologies.
“No doubt, it would provide a comprehensive outlook for Fisheries and Aquaculture sectors, for achieving greater synergy among various stakeholders in contriving strategies for capture fisheries, aqua farming followed by harvest and post-harvest in fisheries,” a release said here. This is being done to build higher levels of sustainability and profitability in line with Blue Growth Initiative giving emphasis on the following thematic areas: Fisheries Resources’ Genetics, Biodiversity and Management, Fishing Systems for Sustainable Fisheries, Fishery Biology, Toxicology and Environment, Aquaculture productionandAquatic Animal Health Management.
The event includes technical sessions, Aquaculture and Seafood Processors’ Conclave, and Technology showcased by different organisations which will be attended by about 1000 delegates from India and abroad. In addition, a special session on ‘Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries in India’ (GAF) will be organised during the event.