02 May 2022, New Delhi: The ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, Maharashtra organized the Fish Festival – “FISHSWAD – 2022” here today.
The Chief Guest, Shri Jatindra Nath Swain, I.A.S., Secretary (Fisheries), Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India inaugurated the event. Delivering his inaugural address, Shri Swain underlined the availability of the fresh and frozen Fish along with the milk in every nook and corner of the country. In this way, it will help to enhance the Fish consumption and try to fulfil the targets under the PMMSY of taking production to 22 Million Tonnes.
The Guest of Honor, Dr. C. Suvarna, Chief Executive Officer, National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad stressed on the need for having the multiple Institutional collaborations to utilize the funds in an efficient manner and enhance the domestic Fish consumption, especially, in the States like Gujarat and Haryana.
The Guest of Honor, Dr. Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries Science), ICAR highlighted the importance of mass campaigning about the varieties of Fish available in the markets and their nutritional profiles.
The Institute held an Interactive Session with the Stakeholders from the various Koli Fishing Communities, Fishery Cooperative Representatives and Start-Ups on the occasion.
Earlier, Dr. Ravishankar C.N., Director & Vice-Chancellor, ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai regarded the FISHSWAD Festival and Interactive Session as a celebration of the diverse Fish Cuisines from the various parts of the country to enhance the domestic Fish consumption and create awareness about the Prime Minister Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMSSY).
The Institute also organized a Mega Cultural Programme – “Swar Tarang”.
The mouth-watering Fish and Shrimp delicacies from all over India were displayed during the occasion.
The Staff Members and the Students and Students of the Institute participated in the event.