Workshop on Ornamental Fish Culture & Aquarium Management held at SKUAST-K
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Workshop on Ornamental Fish Culture & Aquarium Management held at SKUAST-K

Post by RK News on Monday, September 18, 2023

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Srinagar, Sep 17: A two Day training programme on “Ornamental Fish Culture & Aquarium Management for Livelihood Enhancement & Entrepreneurship” was conducted at Faculty of Fisheries, Rangil. 
The programme was organized by the Division of Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries, SKUAST-K with the financial assistance of National Higher Education Project (NAHEP), ICAR, SKUAST-K. The inaugural session of the workshop was conducted on 12th of September and the programme started with a brief overview of the workshop by Dr.  Anayitullah Chesti, Head, Division of Aquaculture, (Course Director). He enlightened the house about the importance of the programme and of the ornamental fisheries sector in livelihood enhancement and entrepreneurship development. He gave a brief overview of the activities to be carried under the programme. 
Prof. Azmat Alam Khan, Co-PI NAHEP was the guest of honor on the inaugural session and he appreciated the efforts of the faculty in conducting such training programmes which encourage entrepreneurship. 
Prof. Farooz Ahmad Bhat, Dean, FoFy while speaking on the occasion, highlighted the importance of Ornamental Fisheries as livelihood, aesthetic value and decoration purposes. He enlightened the house that among all ventures of Fisheries, Ornamental entrepreneurship is one of the easiest and profitable venture as it does not require feasibility about land and water and can be started from a small room. On the occasion he welcomed all the participants and speakers especially Dr. B.K. Mahapatra (Ex director CIFE, Kolkata), Er. Basit Zargar (Ornamental Entrepreneur), Dr. Mohammad Latif (Central University of Kashmir), Dr. Paromita Banerjee (Principal Scientist, CIFE, Mumbai) and all the other Heads/Scientists, students and scholars of Faculty of Fisheries. 
Dr. Mansoor Ahmad; Course Coordinator of the programme said that the two days programme was aimed to highlight importance and scope of ornamental fish sector as an income and employment generation sector through lectures, practicals and exposure visits.  The programme ended with the vote of thanks by Dr. Mansoor Ahmad Rather, Junior Scientist/Course Coordinator. 

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