AARDO International Workshop on Fisheries and Aquaculture begins at CMFRI

International Workshop on Fisheries and Aquaculture Begins at CMFRI

Delegates from 12 Afro-Asian member countries of AARDO attending the workshop

An international workshop on fisheries and aquaculture for the delegates from 12 member countries of the African Asian Rural Development Organisation (AARDO) got underway at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) on 15

Shri K S Srinivas, IAS, Chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), inaugurated the workshop.  Speaking on the occasion, Dr Manoj Nardeo Singh, Assistant Secretary General of the AARDO said agriculture would need to produce 60% more food globally by 2050 and 100% more in developing countries using the same limited available natural resources.  

In order to meet growing demand for food and nutritional security, the developing countries in Afro-Asian regions would require to formulate comprehensive policies and develop adequate technologies in fisheries sector, he said.   

Dr T V Saththianandan presided over. Dr Imelda Joseph and Dr Boby Ignatius spoke on the occasion.

The trainees will be imparted training in areas such as marine fisheries assessment, fish stock estimation, marine fisheries environment, impact of climate change on fisheries, responsible fisheries and mariculture activities like cage farming, along with practical sessions. They will be provided opportunity to visit harbours to have experience in real time data collection.


The African Asian Rural Development Organisation (AARDO) is an inter-governmental organisation in the field of agricultural and rural development with its headquarters in New Delhi. Currently 33 member countries from Africa and Asia are part of AARDO.