Shri Tarun Shridhar, IAS, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries (DADF) , Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare along with Shri K.S. Srinivas, IAS, Chairman, MPEDA, Cochin, visited the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin.
While reminiscing his long association with fisheries sector, Shri Shridhar applauded the research accomplishments of CIFT for its outstanding research in harvest and post-harvest sectors in fisheries. He also suggested the pluralistic convergence of different agencies working in the same line for bringing more visibility in the fisheries sector and check unnecessary wastage of resources caused due to duplication of work.
While citing the excellent contribution made by the ICAR for introducing the Benami prawn culture and fish disease surveillance, Shri Tarun urged the stakeholders of central and state governments for greater collaboration in strengthening the blue economy initiative of the government.
Shri K.S. Srinivas applauded the CIFT and CMFRI’s contributions and assured for all the possible support for enhancing the growth of the fisheries sector.
Earlier, Dr. Ravishankar C.N., Director, CIFT, in his welcomed address, underlined the salient research achievements made by the CIFT and their successful dissemination in the field.
Dr. T.V. Sathianandan, Director I/C CMFRI and Shri A.K. Chaudhary, Director CIFNET also marked their presence on the dais.