NFDB sponsored Skill Development Program on “Pre-processing and drying of fish” was conducted at Engineering Division of ICAR-CIFT during 4-6, September, 2018. The training program was attended by 25 participants from all over Kerala, of which seventeen belonged to the training organization under Kerala Institute for Local Administration-Extension Training Centre, Mannuthy and remaining were entrepreneurs interested in solar fish drying. The program was inaugurated by Dr.Ravishankar C N, Director, ICAR-CIFT in presence of Dr.Amulya Kumar Mohanty, Principal Scientist and Nodal Officer, NFDB Sponsored SDP, Dr. Manoj P Samuel, Course Director, NFDB Sponsored SDP on Pre-processing and Drying of Fish, Officials of KILA, Mannuthy, Heads of Divisions and staff of ICAR-CIFT. The training program covered areas related to pre-processing, drying, quality evaluation, packaging of dried fish and fishery waste management. Participants were also given an opportunity to visit and acquaint with the Agri-Business Incubation process of CIFT developed technologies. A visit was arranged to dry fish market at Chambakkara, owned by an incubatee of ICAR-CIFT. A B2B meet was conducted with the empanelled list of manufacturers of CIFT solar dryers and participants who were interested to establish solar fish dryer.