The Bengal Government’s State Fisheries Development Corporation (SFDC) has created a big impression at the recently-held two-day seminar-cum-fish festival organised by National Fisheries Development Board in Visakhapatnam.
The programme featured technical sessions, an exhibition, a fish festival and a cultural show.
According to the managing director of SFDC, the invitation itself was proof that the fish heritage of Bengal has attracted the attention of the whole country.
The managing director said that delegates were very impressed with the pond-based saline water fish culture that the SFDC has innovated. The fish cultivations are taking place in ponds on Henry’s Island.
At the exhibition, raw as well as cooked fish from the State were exhibited, and they proved very popular among the delegates. SFDC had taken chefs with them who rustled up the famous traditional fish dishes of Bengal.
This was a big step in making the well-known fishes and fish dishes as well as fish technologies of the State famous at a national level.
Over the years, under the patronage of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the fisheries sector in Bengal has taken long strides to become one of the best in the country, at par or even better than the traditionally strong States in the south.
SFDC has also been invited to a meet on July 10 on the occasion of National Fish Farmers’ Day where officials from fish development bodies of various States, scientists, entrepreneurs and about 500 fish farmers from across the country would be present.
Source: The Statesman, Aajkaal