College of fisheries in India will launch a “aquaclinics and aquapreneurship development” training

The College of Fisheries here will conduct a four-week free-residential training on “aquaclinics and aquapreneurship development”from November 3.

Written by: special correspondent /

The National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management and the National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad, are supporting the training program, according to dean of the college A. Senthil Vel.

The training program is aimed at creating self-sustainable employment opportunities, he said in a release.

Aquaclinics is the need of the hour for sustainable aquaculture practices such as culture of fish and shrimps, pond design, pond preparation, soil analysis, water quality analysis, selection of species, seed and feed supply, disease management, better management practices, technical consultancies, skill development, networking, and marketing linkages, said coordinator of the training program and a professor in the college A.T. Ramachandra Naik.

Aquapreneurs will be trained on how to prepare detailed project reports to get financial assistance from funding agencies and under subsidy schemes.

Graduates and diploma holders in fisheries, graduates in biology, post-graduates in aquaculture, Industrial Fisheries and Marine Biology are eligible to apply for the training program. A total of 30 candidates will be selected.

Candidates may submit their applications (downloaded from www.cofm.- either personally to the dean of the college at Yekkuror by e-mail:


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