National Fish Farmers Day - 10th July

Every year on July 10th, National Fish Farmers Day is observed to honour scientists Dr. K. H. Alikunhi and Dr. H.L. Chaudhury.

Updated: Jul 12, 2021 02:19:16 pm

12 July 2021 Current Affairs:Every year on July 10th, National Fish Farmers Day is observed to honour scientists Dr. K. H. Alikunhi and Dr. H.L. Chaudhury.

About National Fish Farmers Day:
♦ On July 10, 1957, these two scientists successfully demonstrated the technology of induced breeding (Hypophysation) in Indian Major Carps at CIFRI's erstwhile "Pond Culture Division" in Cuttack, Odisha (presently Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, CIFA, Bhubaneswar).
♦ The event aims to draw attention to the need for the country to change the way it manages its fisheries resources in order to ensure sustainable stocks and healthy ecosystems.
♦ The event is commemorated each year by honouring outstanding fish farmers, aquapreneurs, and fisher folk for their achievements in the field and contributions to the growth of the country's fisheries sector.
♦ In addition to officials, scientists, professionals, entrepreneurs and stakeholders, fishermen and fish farmers from all over the country participated in the event.
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