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Training prog. on identification of commercially important marine fish species of Andaman Islands concludes

Port Blair ,

   ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute in association with the Department of Fisheries, A& N Administration conducted a training programme for the staff of Department of Fisheries on 'Identification of commercially important marine fish species of Andaman Islands' at ICAR-CIARI Campus, Marine Hill from Feb. 15 to 20. The programme was conducted as part of implementation of online fish catch data collection project of ICAR-CMFRI in A&N Islands. The trainees were provided with the theoretical and practical knowledge on identification of commercially important marine fishes of the Islands. They were also taken to the Fish Market and Fish Landing Centre at Junglighat for the field level identification of the commercially available fishes.
    During the valedictory function, Dr. Gladston Y, Course Director briefed about the activities carried out during the training programme. Shri Abdul Salam, Assistant Director of Fisheries requested to conduct more such training programmes for the benefit of remaining staff of the Department. Dr. R. Kiruba Sankar, Scientist I/c, Division of Fisheries Science also spoke on the occasion.
    Dr. Utpal Kumar Sar, Director of Fisheries lauded the support of ICAR-CIARI in implementing the much needed training to identify the fishes in order to strengthen the fish catch data of the Islands and also assured to formulate a core research team for the same. Dr. B.A. Jerard, Director, ICAR-CIARI appreciated the active participation of the Departmental staff and highlighted that proper identification and reporting of fishes will be a great contribution for the Island fisheries and also provide a scope for further expansion of Island fisheries, a press release from ICAR-CIARI said.