Best aquaculture practice can boost fish production, export: Experts

RAJSHAHI, Academics and experts at a postrally

discussion said best aquaculture practice can boost safe fish production and

its export abroad.

They also viewed that adequate measures need to be taken to bring all the

fish growers, traders, feed manufactures, sellers and others concerned under

necessary training to enhance their awareness in this field.

Department of Fisheries in Rajshahi University (RU) organized the

discussion at its lecture gallery in observance of the National Fisheries

Week' 2019 yesterday afternoon.

RU Vicechancellor Prof Abdus Sobhan addressed the meeting as the chief

guest while ProVCs Prof Ananda Kumar Shaha and Prof Chowdhury Jakaria spoke

as special guests with Chairman of the department Prof Fowzia Edib Flora in

the chair.

Dean of Agriculture Faculty Prof Shaleha Jeshmin, Student Adviser Prof

Laila Arjuman Banu and Proctor Prof Lutfor Rahman also spoke.

Prof Abdus Sobhan said all stakeholders including fish farmers, hatchery

owners, fish sellers, meal manufacturers and sellers, field level fisheries

officers and staff should work together to ensure safe fish production.

He said safe fish production and its marketing have become a big challenge

at present.

To this end, emphasis should be given to safe fish farming besides

enhancing its production through the best use of hygienic fish feed, he said.

Time has come to forge a social resistance against the manufacturing of

adulterated and unhygienic fish meals, its marketing and use of formalin in

fishes, he added.

Prof Shaleha Jeshmin said the traders can keep their fishes live for a good

number of days if they adopt some simple techniques instead of using

formalin.

She suggested providing the farmers with latest scientific technologies and

knowledge for producing quality fish fries and fingerlings.

She called for involving more people in fish farming to meet the people's

protein demand as fish can fulfill at least 60 percent need of the animal

protein.

Later, the guests released fish fingerlings in a RU research pond.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)