A training programme on ‘Microbiological quality of seafood’ was organized at Veraval Research of ICAR-CIFT during 19-24 January, 2015. Shri Mohammad Koya, SIC, VRC of ICAR-CMFRI inaugurated the programme. Dr. G.K. Sivaraman, Course Director and SIC, VRC of ICAR-CIFT delivered the Presidential Address. Smt. S. Remya, Scientist, welcomed the gathering and Dr. A.K. Jha, Scientist proposed the vote of thanks. Fourteen technologists, working in various fish processing factories of Gujarat, participated in the training programme. Theory and practical classes on ‘Basic microbiological techniques, Post-mortem changes in fish, Hygienic fish handling, Microbial spoilage of fish, Isolation and identification of fish pathogens and spoilers, The impact of world trade organization agreements on fish trade etc.’ were handled by Dr. G.K. Sivaraman, Shri G. Jayapalan, ShriJayabal, Dr. A.K. Jha, Shri V. Chandrasekar, Smt. V. Renuka, Dr. K.K. Prajith and Smt. S.Remya. In the valedictory session, Shri G. Jayapalan, Deputy Director, Export Inspection Agency and Shri Hakkim, Assistant Director, MPEDA, Veraval also graced the occasion with their presence. The guests gave away the certificates to the participants and distributed prizes to the toppers in the written examination conducted prior to and after the training programme.
Participants and faculty of the training programme with guests