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Demonstration Programme on ‘Fishery Waste Utilization’ at Veraval

Inaugural session of the Demonstration programme on ‘Fishery Waste Utilization’ at Kharakhowa Fish Market, Veraval, Gujarat

 

Veraval Research Centre of ICAR-CIFT conducted a demonstration programme on ‘Fishery Waste Utilization’ at Kharakhowa Fish Market, Veraval, Gujarat on 15/07/2019 and at Seafood Exporters Association Hall, GIDC, Bhida, Gujarat on 16/07/2019.


Shri. Lakham Bhai Bhensla, Patel, KharwaFishermen Community was the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony at Kharakhowa Fish Market, Veraval. He expressed his happiness in the interventions made by ICAR-CIFT for finding out solutions for challenges facing by fishers in the harvest and post harvest sectors. Shri. Tulsi Bhai Gohel, President, Boat Owner’s Association and Shri. Rafeek Bhai Maulana, President, The Veraval Fish Merchant Association also graced the occasion. In his felicitation speech, Shri. Tulsi Bhai Gohelcomplimented VRC of ICAR-CIFT for conducting a programme, which has connection with Swachh Bharat Mission, the flagship scheme of Government of India. Shri. Rafeek Bhai Maulanalauded ICAR-CIFT forinventing a proper method for utilization of fishery waste, which everyday gets piled up in the fish markets and landing centres of Veraval.


Dr. Ashish Kumar Jha, Scientist, Veraval Research Centre of ICAR-CIFT welcomed the gathering and Dr. Remya. S, Scientist, Veraval Research Centre of ICAR-CIFT and In-Charge, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, VRC of ICAR-CIFT proposed voted of thanks.  


Later, ‘Conversion of fish waste into fish/poultry feed’ was demonstrated during the programme by Shri. Ajeesh. K, Senior Technician, ICAR-CIFT, Cochin, Sunil. N, Senior Technical Assistant, ICAR-CIFT, Cochin and Shri. Yogesh D. Kriplani,Senior Technician, VRC of ICAR-CIFT.


The programme attracted a huge public including fishermen, fisherwomen, fish vendors, representatives of Veraval Fish Merchant Association and fish suppliers.


On the second day, the programme at Seafood Exporters Association Hall was inaugurated by Shri. Piyush Bhai Fofandi, President, Seafood Exporters Association, Gujarat Chapter. He highlighted that fish processing generates wastes that can be as highas 50-80 % of the original raw material and an important waste reduction strategy for theindustry is the recovery of marketable byproducts from fish wastes. He thanked ICAR-CIFT for arranging the demonstration programme on fishery waste utilization as it canpotentially generate additional revenue as well as reduce disposal costsfor these materials. The programme started with a welcome address by Smt. Renuka. V, Scientist, Veraval Research Centre of ICAR-CIFT. Dr. Ashish Kumar Jha, Scientist, Veraval Research Centre of ICAR-CIFT explained the possibilities of utilization of fishery waste into high value products. Smt. Renuka. V elaborated the method of converting the fishery waste into fish/poultry feed. A formal vote of thanks was offered byDr. Remya. S, Scientist, Veraval Research Centre of ICAR-CIFT and In-Charge, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, VRC of ICAR-CIFT.


As in the previous day, the inaugural function was followed by the demonstration programme on conversion of fish waste to feed by Shri. Ajeesh. K, Senior Technician, ICAR-CIFT, Cochin, Sunil. N, Senior Technical Assistant, ICAR-CIFT, Cochin and Shri. Yogesh D. Kriplani,Senior Technician, VRC of ICAR-CIFT. The programme was attended by all the leading seafood exporters, fish suppliers, fish farmers and fish meal manufacturers of Veraval, Gujarat.

 

Demonstration of ‘Conversion of fish waste into feed’ is in progress at Kharakhowa Fish Market, Veraval, Gujarat

 

Mrs. Renuka. V, Scientist, VRC of ICAR-CIFT talking on fishery waste management during the demonstration programme at Seafood Exporters Association Hall, Bhidia, Veraval, Gujarat

 

A section of the audience during the demonstration programme on ‘Fishery Waste Utilization’ at Seafood Exporters Association Hall, Bhidia, Veraval, Gujarat

 

Demonstration of ‘Conversion of fishery waste into feed’ is in progress at Seafood Exporters Association Hall, Bhidia, Veraval, Gujarat

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