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‘Focus on value addition, post-harvest fish management'

Our Bureau Mangalore | Updated on July 20, 2011 Published on July 20, 2011

The objective of the workshop was to give hands-on training on value addition for Indian major carps and other freshwater fishes.





There is a need to focus on post-harvest management and value addition for better realisation of prices for fish farmers, according to the Vice-Chancellor of the Bidar-based Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Prof Suresh Honappagoal.

Workshop

Speaking at a two-day workshop on ‘Industry interaction on the value addition and processing of freshwater fish' here, he said that the technologies available in the university may be taken up by the industries to further increase fish production and processing. Nearly four million tonnes of freshwater fishes have been harvested during 2011-12, he added.

A press release said here that the objective of the workshop was to give hands-on training on value addition for Indian major carps and other freshwater fishes.As many as 19 partici pants, representing fish farmers, fish processors and fish feed manufacturers attended the workshop. The workshop was jointly organised by the American Soybean Association; Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University; United Soybean Board; and National Agricultural Innovation Project, New Delhi. Dr B.A. Shamasundar, Professor and convener of workshop, welcomed the gathering and highlighted the importance of workshop. The two-day deliberations included hands-on training, cost analysis, marketing and demonstration of machineries and equipment needed for fish sausage and other products, the release added.

Published on July 20, 2011
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