Training on preservation of fish, storage, packaging conducted at Sanis, Wokha

Wokha: Successful conclusion of program marks important milestone in strengthening Fish-ODOP initiative in Wokha

BY | Saturday, 24 June, 2023
Two-Day Specialized Skill Training Program on Post Harvest Management & Processing of Fish at Sanis, Wokha

The Two-Day Specialized Skill Training Program on Post Harvest Management & Processing of Fish at Sanis, Wokha concluded on Saturday. The program was organized by the District Administration, Wokha, in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Kohima with the aim to enhance the knowledge and skills of participants in the field of fish processing.

Wokha Skill Development & Entrepreneurship informed that throughout the duration of the program, participants were exposed to a comprehensive range of topics related to post-harvest management and processing techniques specific to fish. The sessions were conducted by expert trainers who shared their extensive knowledge and practical insights, ensuring a holistic learning experience for all attendees.

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C. Dory Yanthan, the District Fishery Officer of Peren, delivered a comprehensive session highlighting the paramount importance of effective packaging for fish products.

Yanthan, with her extensive expertise in the field of fisheries, shared valuable insights and knowledge on the significance of proper packaging techniques. She emphasized that packaging plays a crucial role in maintaining the quality, freshness, and marketability of fish products. The session shed light on various aspects of packaging, including the selection of appropriate materials, hygiene practices, and innovative packaging methods.

Through engaging discussions and interactive demonstrations, Yanthan elucidated the various challenges faced in packaging fish products and provided practical solutions to overcome them. Participants were acquainted with best practices to ensure the preservation of fish during transportation, storage, and display. Additionally, they were introduced to modern packaging technologies and materials that can enhance the shelf life and appeal of fish products, thereby increasing their market value.

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The press release from Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Wokha stated that the successful conclusion of the training program at Sanis marked an important milestone in strengthening the Fish-One District One Product (ODOP) initiative in Wokha. By equipping participants with advanced skills and knowledge in fish processing, the program aimed to enhance the capacity of individuals involved in the PM Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME Scheme) beneficiaries. It is envisioned that this training will contribute to the overall growth and development of the fisheries sector in Wokha, creating employment opportunities and improving the livelihoods of the local community.

Thungbeni Kikon of KI Organization expressed her deep appreciation to all the participants for their active involvement and commitment throughout the training program. Their enthusiasm and dedication towards enhancing their skills and contributing to the development of the fisheries sector in Wokha were commendable. She also extended special thanks to for their valuable support and assistance in making the training program a resounding success.

Anuranjan Singh, MGNF & the in-charge of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship in Wokha, expressed his sincere gratitude to the Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Kohima, for their unwavering support and collaboration in organizing the training program. He also acknowledged the valuable contributions of C. Dory Yanthan, District Fishery Officer, Peren, and Vizunu Noswe from AFI Directorate, who actively participated in the program and shared their expertise with the participants.

The District Administration, Wokha, has assured its commitment to organise such skill development programs in the future, aiming to empower individuals and foster sustainable growth in various sectors, including fisheries. Through continued collaboration and support from relevant stakeholders, it is anticipated that Wokha will emerge as a hub of excellence in fish processing and contribute significantly to the economic prosperity of the region.

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