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GADVASU Organizes Virtual Training on Best Management Practices for Shrimp Farming

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo
Virtual Training on Best Management Practices for Shrimp Farming

Five days online training programme on “Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Shrimp Farming” was organised by College of Fisheries (COF), Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU).  

Total 78 participants from 12 states and different categories (farmers, youth, extension workers, fisheries department field officers etc.) had registered for the training program. 

To promote techno-commercial skills among the aspiring participants, the training program sensitized the trainees about the importance of abidance to biosecurity, BMPs and food safety standards in successful adoption of shrimp farming in inland states like Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh etc. Complete package of practice for shrimp farming in inland saline areas, along with major constraintsremedial adaptive measures and guidelines was given to the participants through effectually tailored technical sessions, coordinated by Program Coordinator, Dr. Prabjeet Singh and Technical Coordinators, Dr. Shanthanagouada A., Dr.  Anuj Tyagi & Dr. Naveen B.T., Assistant Professors from COF.  

Participants were also provided technical knowledge on pond preparation,  potential biosecurity threats,  biosecurity standard operation procedures (SOPs), seed quality testing; water quality managementfeeding management,  health management, disease surveillance/monitoring, judicious use of chemicals,  shrimp quality and export, processing/value addition; innovative marketing strategiessafe effluent disposal,  environment safety, available state/centre government promotional schemes & utility services of GADVASU for shrimp farming.

Dean College of Fisheries, Dr. Meera D. Ansal said that farmers should adopt shrimp farming only under stringent biosecurity SOPs with recommended BMPs after acquiring required technical skills, as it is a ‘High Cost High Risk’ intensive culture practice; associated with remunerative economic returns being an export commodity of high international demand. Having a huge inland saline resource available in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, inland states hold gigantic scope of contributing to national fisheries export basket & economy through quality shrimp production, she added. 

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