The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi, will host a four-day international symposium on cage aquaculture in Asia.
The event, organised by the Asian Fisheries Society and the Indian Council for Agricultural Research will begin here on Wednesday. “It will provide a platform for researchers, technologists, entrepreneurs and farmers to discuss the current developments in cage aquaculture in the region and its future,” said A. Gopalakrishnan, director of the Institute.
Delegates from around 10 countries will participate in the event, which will cover production systems, breeding and seed production, nutrition and feed. The issues related to environment management and economics, livelihood and policies too will form part of the deliberations.
About 300 participants from India and overseas are expected to attend. “Policy guidance on open water cage culture is expected out of the conference,” Mr. Gopalakrishnan said.