The Department of Fisheries celebrates World Fisheries Day 2020 at the Directorate of Fisheries, Shillong on 21st November 2020.
The theme of the programmes is ‘Social responsibility in the fisheries value chain’.
The programme was conducted in the presence of Fish farmers from various districts, the Superintendent of Fisheries, and other officials of the department.
The Chief Guest of the occasion is Shri. 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 is also a Presentation of Awards to Best performing Entrepreneur in which Shri. Arwin Mawsor of West Khasi Hills won from Khasi Region and Shri. Roster K. Sangma of South West Garo Hills won from Garo Region. The awards of Best performing District was also present in which South West Garo Hills won the award.
A Workshop on Strategies and options for adaptation of nest practices for sustainable aquaculture is also held on this day.