Global aqua meet from tomorrow

March 11, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 05:40 am IST - VIJAYAWADA:

An international conference-cum-exhibition ‘Aquabiz 2016’ on sustainable technologies, trade development opportunities in fisheries sector will be held at Kakinada from March 12 to 14.

The three-day event is being organised by the Andhra Pradesh Technology Development and Promotion Centre (APTDC), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Department of Animal Husbandry (AH), Dairying and Fisheries of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, AH and Fisheries Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh.

National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University are the partners.

The conference will be conducted at the district sports stadium. Scientists, officials of various government departments, aqua farmers, exporters, representatives from processing and packing companies, marine and fish farmers’ association leaders, students, managements of different feed manufacturing units, exhibitors, hatchery owners and others are likely to take part in the meet, which is being held for the first time in AP.

Over 10,000 products would be displayed and exhibitors from different countries such as China, Singapore, Thailand and other places are expected to participate.

Power point presentations, interactive sessions, discussions on latest trends in prawn and fish culture, better practices in aquaculture, diseases surveillance techniques and business development will be the part of the event.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Seetaraman are likely to inaugurate the conference at 10 am on Saturday.

Home Minister N. Chinarajappa, Agriculture and AH, Fisheries and Dairy Development Minister Prathipati Pulla Rao and other public representatives will attend the programme, said the organisers.

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