A one day workshop on ‘Culture and Breeding of Ornamental Fishes (CBOF-2017)’ was organized by Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Yogeshwari Mahavidyalaya, Ambajogai (Maharashtra) on 23rd January 2017. The workshop was organized mainly for young faculty members and students.
On 23rd January 2017, Dr.Prakash Shingare of Taraporewala Marine Biological Research Centre (Mumbai) and Dr. Girish Ghokle, Ex-vice Chancellor of Nagpur University graced the inaugural function as chief guest and Dr.Suresh Khursale, President, Yogeshwari Education Society presided over it. Mrs. Dr. B.D. Deshmukh, Principal, Yogeshwari Mahavidyalaya delivered the welcome address. Dr. Vishwas Sakhare, Convener of the workshop explained the back drop of the workshop. Appreciating the theme of the workshop, Dr.Khursale said that this kind of student oriented activities should be continued in institution. Chief guest Dr. Girish Ghokle highlighted the importance of ornamental fishes.
Dr. Prakash Shingare delivered a key note address on ‘Present Status of Ornamental Fish Industry’. He said that India’s contribution in ornamental fish export is meager. He presented detail account on Indian ornamental fish industry.
Dr. Somnath Yadav of College of Fisheries, Udgir briefed the audience about ‘Culture of Live feed Organisms for Ornamental Fishes’. He also given examples of several best quality fish feeds.
After lunch, a poster session was inaugurated by Dr. Prakash Shingare. Dr. Sachin Satam of Taraporewala Marine Biological Research Centre, Mumbai and Dr. Prakash Shingare worked as judges for poster prepared by students. Altogether 22 posters were displayed.
Dr. Sachin Satam of Taraporewala Marine Biological Research Centre, Mumbai in his presentation given information on ‘Construction of Aquaria, Ornamental Fish Unit and Export Unit’.
Dr. Milind Girkar of College of Fisheries, Udgir, in his eloquent manner, graciously made the house aware about ‘Technique of breeding of ornamental fishes’.
Shri N.K. Golegaonkar, Joint Secretary, Yogeshwari Education society, Ambajogai was the chief guest for the valedictory function while Prof. S.D. Moharir, Vice President, Yogeshwari Education Society presided over the function. Dr. B. D. Deshmukh delivered welcome address. The proceedings of the workshop was presented by Dr.Vishwas Sakhare. He summed up various activities conducted during the workshop. Miss Q.G. Siddiqui proposed vote of thanks. Participants have also expressed their views about the workshop.
Dr.Yeshwant Handibag, Miss Archana Kulkarni, Miss Q.G. Siddiqui, Miss Sayali Kulkarni, Miss Asawari Kulkarni and non teaching staff of Department of Zoology taken tremendous efforts for success of this scientific event.