PASIGHAT, Sep 27: The five-day training programme on ‘Promotion of Fishery Based Farming System’ got underway at the State Agriculture Management & Extension Training Institute (SAMETI) from September 25.
Inaugurating the training program, SAMETI Director, O Tamuk urged the participant farmers to gain knowledge on integrated fish farming system and disseminate it to the rural farmers.
Pasighat Assistant Director of Agriculture cum SAMETI Course Director, Sengo Dini highlighted on commercial prospects on scientific fish culture, while ADO (Agril) Meghnath Bori gave tips on becoming a successful and progressive farmer.
Bori also explained on importance of rainwater harvesting through construction of fishery or poly pond for fish breeding and rearing activities.
Scientists from Krishi Vigyan Kendra and College of Horticulture & Forestry, Pasighat, including SMS (Fishery) M Hussain, T Riba, senior scientists Dr Mohesh Pathak, Dr Neeta Lonjum and Dr B R Phukan attended as resource persons and imparted training on different systems of Integrated Fish Farming, with special reference to fishery management.
It was focused during the training that Arunachal has enormous scope and potential for fish farming, which is not yet tapped due to lack of knowledge among the farmers. Moreover, the indigenous fish species found in the natural water bodies are on a declining trend due to rude fishing in the rivers and hilly streams.
Altogether, 50 farmers from Tawang, Longding, East Siang, West Siang, Upper Siang and Lower Dibang Valley districts, besides officials of district Veterinary Department are attending the training, being organized by the SAMETI.