The Reservoir and Wetland Fisheries Division of CIFRI organized Capacity building programme on Lorenzen Model

The Reservoir and Wetland Fisheries Division of CIFRI took initiative to organize a ' Capacity building programme on application of population model with emphasis on Lorenzen model, in culture-based fisheries management' during September 1-3, 2014 at CIFRI, Barrackpore. A total of 15 scientists from CIFRI headquarters and regional centres viz., Allahabad and Guwahati of CIFRI participated in the programme. Dr. J. Jayasankar, Principal Scientist, CMFRI and Dr. (Mrs) J. Geethalaxmi, Principal Scientist, CIFT, Cochin and Dr. Rani Palaniswamy, Principal Scientist, CIFRI, Kochi Centre shared their expertise on the subject to develop capacity of participants through theory classes and practical exercises. Prof. A. P. Sharma, Director, CIFRI while inaugurating the programme opined the need of such capacity building programme for the institute's scientists and he appealed to all the participants to get the benefits of such training for its application in standardising sound stocking strategy for wetlands and small reservoirs fisheries management in India.

Sustainable Livelihood programme of CIFRI, Kolkata Centre under Tribal Sub Plan at Sagar Island, Sundarban, West Bengal

Sagar Island, widely known as Ganga Sagar is a 213.8 sq km large island which lies at the mouth of the Hooghly River. It has a population of about 2.25 lakh living in about 44 villages. The Island is part of Indian Sunderban, rich in mangrove swamps, waterways and small rivers. The area is cyclone prone, monsoonal and low-lying, with many settlements located alongside the waterways and coastline. The tides surges into the estuary system, pushing saline water over the embankments and through the breaches of embankments into agricultural fields causing serious damage to the lives and livelihoods of inhabitants. During agricultural lean season, people resort to fishing and collection of prawn seeds, even risking their lives from man-eating tigers and crocodiles.

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