Guwahati: The Assam Agricultural University (AAU) is developing a Fish Knowledge Bank (FKB) with the joint support of Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project (APART) and the Department of Fisheries, Government of Assam. 

The main aim of the FKB is to develop an App exclusively for fisheries where all the information can be obtained digitally from technology to inputs and from data to address.

“The FKB will cover technology, success stories, schemes, the recent development on aquaculture, annual production, data-wise report, market information, export-import data, better management practices and address for hatcheries, feed dealer, input supplier, etc,” said a Fisheries Development Officer. 

Apart from AAU, College of Fisheries, ARIAS, and Department of Fisheries, all other ICAR organizations, KVKs, AFDC, FISHFED, research stations, academic institutions, and leading progressive entrepreneurs will also be the participant constituents of the upcoming Fish Knowledge Bank. Meanwhile, a day-long Writeshop to develop as well as finalise the contents of Fish Knowledge Bank was held at the College of Fisheries at Raha on Thursday.

Director of Research, AAU, Dr AK Bhattacharya graced the event as chief guest. Managing Director, FISHFED-cum=Nodal Officer, APART (Fisheries), Dr Dhrubajyoti Sharma, who was an invitee to the Writeshop, revealed that the formal launching of the Fish Knowledge Bank would take place by 31st December this year, as targeted.

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