Shillong (Meghalaya ), Nov 21 :The Department of Fisheries celebrated World Fisheries Day 2020 at the Directorate of Fisheries, here today .
The theme of the programme was ‘Social responsibility in the fisheries value chain’.
The programme was conducted in the presence of Fish farmers from various districts, Superintendent of Fisheries and other officials of the department.
The Chief Guest of the occasion is S. C. Sadhu, Additional Secretary, Fisheries. Also present in the function is Smti. I. Mawlong, Additional Secretary, Fisheries and Smti. A. L. Mawlong, Director of Fisheries.
The book Fishes of Rymben-Borhir River written by Dr. Bashida Massar of St. Anthony’s College, Shillong was also released.
There was also a Presentation of Awards to Best performing Entrepreneur in which Arwin Mawsor of West Khasi Hills won from Khasi Region and Roster K. Sangma of South West Garo Hills won from Garo Region.. The award for the Best performing District went to South West Garo Hills District .
A Workshop on Strategies and options for adaptation of nest practices for sustainable aquaculture was also held .