Manipur Fishery Minister Heikham Dingo Singh has said that quality fish, quality fish production system are prerequisite to fishery enterprises.
The minister was speaking as the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the four-day international conference on “Responsible Aquaculture and Sustainable Fisheries Interact (RASHI)” organised by the College of Fisheries, Tripura at Agartala on Tuesday as a part of the college silver jubilee celebrations.
The minister stressed the urgent need to augment the gap in production and demand through problem and need based research for poor farmers of the Northeast Region.
Dingo appreciated the role of the College of Fisheries, Lembucherra under the Central Agricultural University, Imphal for the commendable role in scientific fisheries research and academic excellence and achievements in fisheries science during the past 25 years.
Prior to the opening ceremony of international conference, the Manipur Fisheries Minister along with Prem Kumar Reang, Minister of Fisheries, Government of Tripura and Krishnadhan Das, MLA of Bamutia Assembly Constituency, D. Anupam Mishra, Vice-Chancellor of Central Agricultural University, Imphal and Dr C Suvarna, Chief Executive, NFDB, Hyderabad inaugurated a Fish Festival cum showcasing of technology at the premises of College of Fisheries and interacted with the participants who are mostly from fisheries research institutes, farmers and stake holders.
Later in the afternoon, he also interacted with the Manipuri students pursuing fisheries science and teachers engaged in the College of Fisheries, Tripura and assured of all possible assistance for the development of fisheries sector in Manipur.