Training on 'bio-security in aquaculture'

Training on 'bio-security in aquaculture'

Speaking to the media persons on Monday, Fisheries College Dean Dr K M Shankar informed that with aquaculture contributing significantly to the total fish production in India and the great loss incurred to the aquaculture industry due to the microbial diseases, there is need to carry out research in pharmacology and toxicology with regard to aquaculture. The Ministry of Agriculture will have to bring strict regulation on drugs used in aquaculture.

Training programmes

For the same cause the Government of India is sponsoring the training programme where fish health professionals and teachers from 15 fisheries colleges across the country will be given orientation on pharmacology and toxicology. The faculty members, who participate in the training sessions, will in turn introduce teaching and researches in the field of pharmacology in their institutes.

Research persons from Veterinary Science from the Indian institutes and an expert from the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Sterling, United Kingdom will take part, informed Dr Shankar.

Further he said that the training programme envisages to ensure the safe use of drugs, antibiotics and chemicals in aquaculture. Veterinary College Dean Dr S Yathiraj will inaugurate the programme while University of Stirling Institute of Aquaculture Professor Dr James F Turnbull will be the guest of honour.

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