The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying has issued a press release on the national webinar on ‘Sustainability of Fish Meal Industry and the Livelihoods of Fishermen‘. This press release was issued on 11th June, 2023.
The webinar was organised by the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India on 9th June 2023. It is a part of ongoing celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The event was attended by fisher community representatives, exporters, entrepreneurs, fisheries associations, officials of Department of Fisheries, GoI and fisheries officials of different States/UTs, faculties from state agriculture, veterinary and fisheries universities, fisheries research institutes, fisheries cooperative officers, scientists, students and stakeholders from fisheries across the country.
In the webinar, the Joint Secretary (IF), DoF (GOI) highlighted that about 70 % of fish and crustaceans produced in aquaculture are fed with protein-rich feed wherein fish meal act as key ingredient. Fish meal is a highly concentrated nutritious feed supplement consisting of high quality protein, essential amino acids, vitamins, essential minerals (such as phosphorus, calcium and iron ) and other growth factors.