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ICAR-CIBA conducted Training cum Workshop on Seabass Nursery Rearing and Farm Management Practices for the fisher folk youth beneficiaries from Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu

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ICAR-CIBA conducted a two-day training cum Workshop on “Seabass nursery rearing and farm management practices” during 5&6th August 2019 under the CSR project on “Sustainable livelihood models for resource poor fish farmers/fisher folk in Nagappatinam district of Tamil Nadu for doubling their income” funded by the Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL). Fourteen fisher youth from Thargas village, in Nagapattinam district participated in the programme. The workshop was inaugurated by Shri. S.Venkateswaralu, Administrative Manager, CPCL, Chennai. In his address he emphasized that voluntary co-operation of the fishers is necessary in implementing the sustainable livelihood programmes under the project. He also appreciated the efforts of CIBA for popularization and adoption of novel livelihood development technologies developed by the institute. He also released the training manual published in vernacular language (Tamil) for benefit the participants. The participants were provided hands-on experience on seabass nursery rearing, pre-grow out and grow out farming practices, cage culture techniques, nutrition and feed management, disease management, economics and marketing etc. The programme also included a field visit to the cage farming site at Venangupattu village, Kancheepuram district operated by local fisher folks and pond based nursery rearing unit at Thengaithittu village, Union Territory of Puducherry. The participants interacted with the fishers and gained first-hand information about the technologies from them. Dr. D.Deboral Vimala, Principal Scientist & PI, CPCL Project, Dr. C.V.Sairam, Head i/c, Social Sciences Division and the other project members coordinated the programme.