Carp farmer training workshops in Maharajganj, Gorakhpur, UP

From 14th-20thDecember colleagues from the Universities of Southampton, Aberdeen, Liverpool and Bangladesh Agricultural University joined Drs Sood, Pradhan, and Dev from the National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR) to host a fish farming training workshop in Maharajganj. After an overnight train from Lucknow to Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh and then a two hour car journey on to Mahrajganr we met with ~ 100 shrimp farmers. At this workshop Prof Kenton Morgan presented his findings on disease outbreaks synthesised from a retrospective epidemiological survey of farmers within the district. Thereafter, Dr Pradhan provided information and guidance to local farmers and fishery officers on ‘better management practice’ for fish farming.


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