Aizawl, Feb 10: The three-day Mizoram Fish festival (February 8-10,2017)which is the first of its kind in the State successfully concluded on Friday (10th February,2017) at Temple square, Aizawl, Mizoram. The Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla iugurated the fish festival. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister, expressed his hope that the fish festival will help to the fish farmers towards producing quality and healthier fishes in the State. The main objective of the festival is to show to the people that fish is a good and precious food. Addressing to the participants during iugural session, the Agriculture Minister R. Lalzirlia and Fishery Minister Dr B.D. Chakma, also advised to the farmers to adapt scientific fish farming to enhance the fish production of the state. Dr Sanjay Sarma, Officer In-charge, NFDB Regiol Office, Guwahati also explained about the schemes under NFDB and Blue Revolution and its norms for implementation and he stressed on development of cage culture in the State.
Earlier, in his key note address, Dr S.P Singh, Director of Fisheries, Mizoram explained the initiatives taken from the Department of fisheries mainly the paddy cum fish culture, fish seed rearing and cage culture to fill up the gap of fish production deficit of the State.
On the second day of the festival, a symposium was conducted on Development of Fisheries, conservation and propagation of indigenous fish species of Mizoram at the DI&PR hall, Aizawl where prof Debasis Kar, Assam University, Dr D. Sarma from Gauhati University, Dr DJ Sharma, Department of Fisheries, Assam, Dr N. Barman, College of Fisheries, Tripura, Dr Derek Disuza, tiol Angling Federation and MD of leading Aqua-tourism spot Jashinfa ba Kumar Gogoi explained about the allotted topics to them.This was stated in a press release.