Advisor Panjung Jamir highlights Nagaland’s abundant cold water fishes at Global Fisheries Conference India 2023

Ahmedabad: Round table meeting concludes with assurance to further look into investment venture in Nagaland

BY | Wednesday, 22 November, 2023

A Panjung Jamir, Advisor of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Government of Nagaland attended the Global Fisheries Conference India 2023 at Gujarat Science City, Ahmedabad. The two-day conference had earlier begun on 21st November 2023 on the occasion of World Fisheries Day.

According to DIPR, the Advisor also participated in the International Round Table which was led by Union Fisheries Minister Parshottam Rupala and attended by representatives from different countries including ambassadors where he expressed that Nagaland being a hilly state with beautiful rivers, is blessed in ornamental and cold-water fisheries sector.

Panjung Jamir also stated that in Nagaland, new species are still being discovered in the rivers which needs to be further researched and more investment is needed to identify more ornamental fishes. In the cold water fisheries sector, the Advisor emphasized that the state has abundant cold water fishes like mahseer, etc, which needs further investment to boost the production of cold water fishes. The round table meeting concluded with an assurance to further look into the investment venture in Nagaland.

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The Global Fisheries Conference India 2023 hosted ten foreign missions from the countries of France, New Zealand, Norway, Australia, Russia, Spain, Zimbabwe, Angola, Brazil and Greece along with International organisations namely Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN-FAO), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Bay of Bengal Program (BoBP), Marine Stewardship Council India (MSC), Ministers from the States/UTs of Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himanchal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Goa and Andhra Pradesh.

The Advisor Panjung Jamir was accompanied by Dr Rongsenkumzuk, Deputy Director, Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Government of Nagaland.

Earlier, on the occasion of the World Fisheries Day, awards were distributed under various categories – Andhra Pradesh was awarded as the Best Marine State, Uttar Pradesh awarded as the Best Inland State award, Assam as the Best Himalayan region and North Eastern State award. Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu) was awarded as the Best Marine District, Seoni (Madhya Pradesh), Kamrup (Assam) won the Best Inland District and the Best Himalayan and North Eastern District respectively and Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) won the Best District in the Union Territories category. Awards for Best Fish Farmers, Best Fisheries Cooperatives and the Best Fisheries Enterprises were also distributed at the Global Fisheries Conference India on Tuesday.

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