Five days training programme has organized in the institute for 23 tribal fishers/fish farmers of Sagar Island,Sundarbans,West Bengal during 30th January to 3rd February, 2018. A need assessment session was organized at the beginning of the training to identify the needs of the farmers. Based on that a stuctured schedule for training was developed entitled ‘Utilization of derelict waters for socio-economic development of tribal fishers’. The fishers/fish farmers were trained on various aspects of inland fisheries management including feeding, disease management, wetland fisheries etc. The practical classes have also been arranged. A field exposure visit has also been arranged for the trainees to Mathura beel and CIFA, Kalyani. The inaugural session of the training programme was chaired by Dr. B.K Das, Director, CIFRI in which Dr. N. Sarangi, Former Director, CIFA was also present as special guest. Dr. Sarangi interacted with the farmers and complemented the institute for this training programme, which is organized for the marginalized section. Dr. B.C Jha ,Former,Head ,RWF Division also interacted with the famers and deliver a talk on the last day of the training programme. The training programme is being coordinated by Dr. P.K Parida, Scientist & Nodal Official TSP, Dr. Aparna Roy, Scientist and Dr. Lianthumluaia.