Fisheries experts called for sustainable aquaculture practices and focus on environmental safety and consumer health aspects for Asian countries to prosper in the sector.
The experts were speaking at the fifth international symposium on cage aquaculture in Asia, which began here on Wednesday. The conference is being organised by the Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR)-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, Asian Fisheries Society, Malaysia and the Asian Fisheries Society, Indian Branch.
In his inaugural address, S. Ayyappan, Director General, ICAR, said the tribespeople of Gujarat and Jharkhand had successfully tested the cage culture, which could be emulated by others. Quality seed, feed and skills were required for the improvement of cage aquaculture in India, he said. The Innovation Awards instituted by the Asian Society were presented at the function.