Meghalaya celebrates World Fisheries Day

Shillong, Nov 21: The Department of Fisheries on Saturday celebrated World Fisheries Day 2020 here in Shillong under the theme ‘Social responsibility in the fisheries value chain’.

The Department of Fisheries organized the celebrations of the World Fisheries Day at the premises of the Directorate of Fisheries in Shillong.  

The programme was conducted in the presence of Fish farmers from various districts, Superintendent of Fisheries and other officials of the department.

Additional Secretary, Fisheries, S. C. Sadhu graced the occasion as chief guest in presence of I. Mawlong, Additional Secretary, Fisheries and A. L. Mawlong, Director of Fisheries.

The book Fishes of Rymben-Borhir River written by Dr. Bashida Massar of St. Anthony’s College, Shillong was also released.

The department of fisheries also presented awards to Best performing Entrepreneur in which Arwin Mawsor of West Khasi Hills won from Khasi Region and Roster K. Sangma of South West Garo Hills from Garo Region. The awards of Best performing District was also presented to South West Garo Hills.

During the day, a workshop on strategies and options for adaptation of nest practices for sustainable aquaculture was also held.