ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research (DCFR), Bhimtal in Nainital, organised two days National Consultation on ‘Rainbow Trout Farming: Prospects and Challenges for Strategic Development’ at its campus in collaboration with Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad.
The Consultation meet was chaired by Aditya Kumar Joshi, Joint Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries (Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare) New Delhi.
In the event, Dr. AK Singh, Director, ICAR- DCFR emphasised upon jointly addressing the challenges for the strategic development of the rainbow trout farming with the state fishery departments and the trout growers.
Various stakeholders, fisheries directorates and their representatives including scientists interacted on the issues related to research, planning and discussed on policies for framing a roadmap on strengthening and shaping trout farming in India.
About 70 expert scientists, directors and representatives of state fisheries departments of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, department of Biotechnology, officers of the Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), State Agriculture Universities, progressive trout farmers and academia participated in the consultation.