November 18, 2019
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ICAR-CIBA Conducted ‘Hands on Training on Shrimp and Mud Crab Aquaculture’

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ICAR – CIBA, Chennai conducted a six day ‘Hands on Training on Shrimp and Mud Crab Aquaculture’ from 22nd to 27th July 2019. Dr. K. K Vijayan, Director, Inaugurated the training programme and briefed about the importance of the shellfishes in brackishwater aquaculture. He emphasized that the brackishwater aquaculture in the country is synonymous to the shrimp farming and diversification is the need of the hour for the sustainable development of the sector. Dr. C. P. Balasubramanian, SIC, Crustacean Culture Division, explained about the inception of the training programme and introduced the various topics which will be covered in the training programme. Fourteen trainees including 12 from the country and 2 from abroad (Myanmar) participated in the training. This training programme consisted of both theoretical as well as practical sessions on the hatchery management and growout production of shrimp and mudcrab. As part of the training field visit was arranged to CPF (INDIA) Pvt Ltd, Commercial Shrimp hatchery, Marakkanam, Tamil Nadu and Mud crab farm, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu. In the valedictory session, the trainees gave their feedback about the training programme and thereafter certificates were distributed. Dr. M Jayanthi, Principal Scientist, CCD and Co-ordinator of the training programme briefed about the overview of the training programme. Training programme was coordinated by Dr. Kannappan S, Dr. Nila Rekha, Dr. Akshaya Panigrahi, Principal scientists and Dr. Shyne Anand, Dr. N. S. Sudheer, Dr. T. N. Vinay, Mr. R Aravind, Mr. Jose Antony, Mr. Biju I. F., Scientists and Mr. S Rajamanickam, Chief Technical Officer, Crustacean Culture Division.