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5-Day Training on ‘Fish Farming’ concluded at GADVASU

GADVASU Organized a Fish Farming Training that included a complete ‘Package of Practice’ for fish farming including site selection, construction of pond, pre-stocking, stocking, post-stocking management, and harvesting.

Sugandh Bhatnagar
GADVASU Fish Farming Training
GADVASU Fish Farming Training

College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana organized 5-day training program on “Fish Farming”, which was attended by participants from different districts of Punjab.

Dr. Vaneet Inder Kaur, Course Director of the training program highlighted the potential resources, opportunities, and scope for fish farming in the state and informed that the training program was designed to instill an entrepreneurial aptitude among aspiring stakeholders to take up ‘Fish Farming’ as a promising business endeavor for livelihood and employment generation.

During the training, thorough knowledge on different aspects of fish farming was provided through theoretical and practical sessions. Dr. Abhishek Srivastava and Dr. Grishma Tewari coordinated all the technical sessions in respect to complete ‘Package of Practice’ for fish farming including site selection, construction of pond, pre-stocking, stocking, post-stocking management and harvesting, with special emphasis on feed formulation, and feeding strategies, water quality and health management, biosecurity, marketing and processing/value addition.

Trainees were also updated about upcoming intensive aquaculture technologies like Aquaponics, RAS and Biofloc technology. Special session was also organized on the importance of communication skills to become a successful entrepreneur.

Visit to fish market was also organized to acquaint the trainees about different prevailing marketing channels. An interactive session with progressive fish farmer, Sh. Jasvir Singh Aujla, Village Karodian (Ludhiana) was also arranged at his fish farm to motivate the budding entrepreneurs with real time experience. Information regarding utility services of GADVASU and various state/central govt. startup aquaculture promotional schemes, including Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY), was also shared with the trainees.

Dr. Meera D. Ansal, Dean, College of Fisheries, said that university is playing a vital role in capacity building of farming community and entrepreneurs to take up fish farming more scientifically for long term sustainability and enhanced profitability.

Dr. Parkash Singh Brar, Director Extension Education, GADVASU informed that university is devoted for technology transfer and capacity building of farmers and stakeholders for overall development of livestock and fisheries sector, with special emphasis to entrepreneurship development among youth, women and the farming community to promote self-employment, driving towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.

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