India: Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, in association with Uddaraju Ananda Raju Foundation, Fisheries Department and Sri Venkateshwara Veterinary University is all set to organise a three-day international conference on ‘Profit on Aquaculture 2017’ from February 11 to 13, in Bhimavaram of West Godavari district.
Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh is likely to inaugurate the seminar-cum-workshop at Vishnu College on February 11. Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and other Ministers will attend the inaugural session, said Ananda Group chairman Uddaraju Kasi Viswanadha Raju.
Delegates, scientists, traders, researchers and students from China, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, France, Germany, USA, India and other countries are participating in the three-day conference. Researchers from Shangai Ocean University, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences have confirmed their participation.
“AP is the largest contributor of aqua products among the country. Aqua farmers from the State will give a presentation on the farming methods being followed by them in coastal districts. Hatchery owners, exporters, packers, feed manufacturers and other stakeholders will speak,” said Mr. Viswanadha Raju. Experts will discuss aquaculture, better management practices, raising hatcheries, pond and water maintenance, biosecurity and best harvesting methods in different atmospheric conditions. Debates on international trading will be part of the seminar, Ananda Group technical adviser C. Mohan Nair said.
“The workshop will provide an opportunity for farmers to exchange ideas and adopt best management practices, prevent viruses and get good profits in aquaculture,” said Mr. Nair. An Aqua Expo will be arranged and farmers from different States will participate. The Fisheries Department will present Best Farmers Awards.