ITANAGAR, Oct 11: To augment Cold Water Fisheries activities in the state, six progressive fish farmers from Tawang and East Siang have left for Bhimtal in Uttrakhand for exposure to various fish farming activities being carried out. Directorate of Cold Water Fisheries Research (DCFR) Bhimtal, the only premier Institution on Cold Water Fisheries Research in the Country will facilitate local visits and will also arrange interactive classes with the experts from the institution for the benefit of the farmers.
In a departure briefing, the Director of Fisheries J. Taba exhorted upon the farmers to utilize the opportunity being provided by the department to acquire as much of knowledge from the experts and their counterparts in Uttrakhand. He also advised the farmers to replicate the best practices and techniques which they will be exposed to in their respective district and create a niche for themselves.
This is the third batch of the planned five such exposure visits by the department with funding under State Plan Scheme (SADA).
Earlier two batches comprising 40 farmers from the districts of Tirap, Changlang, Namsai, East Siang and Siang were taken to Andhra Pradesh where they have been exposed to modern and highly intensive aquaculture system.
The remaining two batches will also be taken shortly to Andhra Pradesh and Uttarakhand respectively, the Director informed.