A two days training programme was organised on “ Aquaculture for skill development of fish farmers of Lower Dibang valley” on 27th – 28th November 2018 and on “ Trout Farming Techniques in Cold Water Region for Skill Development of Fish Farmers of Dibang Valley District” on 17th to 18th December 2018, in collaboration with State Fisheries Department, Arunachal Pradesh. The programme was attended by more than 70 fish farmers in Lower Dibang Valley and more than 40 fish farmers of Dibang Valley district. The programme got an overwhelming response from the fish farming community. The aim of the programme was not only to divert the people from using the destructive fishing methods and to make them aware about the conservation of biodiversity but also to give them the alternate source of income by developing their skill to take up the sustainable aquaculture as a means of their livelihood generation.
Training was attended by the officials of the State Fisheries Department and NHPC. On the occasion, Dr. Avinash Kumar, DGM (Environment) highlighted the importance of fisheries in livelihood generation and nutritional security of the tribal people, whereas Shri Nabam Tania, DFDO highlighted the importance of good management practices in Aquaculture and relevance of biodiversity to the tribal people. The training was interactive and farmers were motivated to take up aquaculture as an income generating scheme.