India has achieved a remarkable 16-fold increase in annual total fish production during the last six decades to reach 125.00 lakh tons in 2017-18. The major increase in total fish production of is being achieved through Aquaculture. Country is witnessing shift from traditional fish farming to commercial, intensive and precision farming and from low impact production systems to commercial systems.
SIFA has organised Knowledge Conclaves (KC) as part of ‘Aquaex India 2018’ and ‘2019’ at Hyderabad. One of the important objectives was to facilitate sustainable development of aquaculture for the benefit of both aqua farmers and fish consumers. In the first KC challenges and opportunities for introduction of internationally successful culture practices and management systems were presented by world renowned scientists and entrepreneurs. The main emphasis of the second KC was to signify the importance of genetically improved fish seed and quality feed in enhancing fish production. The need of hygienic fish marketing system and adoption of fish quality standards were also highlighted.
The main focus of Knowledge Conclave during ‘Aquaex India 2020’ is to emphasise —
[i] improved governance and policy support across the aquaculture value chain [ii] private and public initiatives in adoption of innovative technologies and [iii] enhancing the domestic fish consumption for development of Sustainable Aquaculture in the country.