UVAS holds meeting for promotion of fisheries, agriculture
By Our Staff Reporter
LAHORE: The University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UVAS) organised stakeholders meeting on Industry Liaison Working Group Fisheries and Aquaculture for the promotion of fisheries and Aquaculture sector in Punjab.
UVAS Vice Chancellor Prof.Dr Talat Naseer Pasha chaired the meeting and reviewed preparation/arrangement for the coming International Fisheries & Aquaculture Conference and Expo with the theme of “Emerging Trends for Sustainable Exploitation of Aquatic Resources” to be held on January 30-31, 2019.
Director General, Department of Fisheries Punjab Dr Sikander Hayyat, Chief Operating Officer, Fisheries Development Board, Islamabad Junaid Wattoo, RSN Janjua and professionals, fish farmers, representative from fish feed industries, UVAS faculty members and officials from Fisheries Department attended the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, VC Prof Pasha said the UVAS was planning to make the conference result-oriented with applied innovative knowledge for the benefit of fish farming community, fish feed industry, professionals for aquaculture sector development in the country.
He said the objectives of conference would bring national and international scientists, experts and stakeholders at single platform for sharing their experiences and innovative knowledge in recent development and scientific advancement in the field of Fisheries & Aquaculture. VC Prof Pasha also briefed the members and discussed salient points regarding development of Pakistan Fisheries & Aquaculture policies.
The members also appreciated the idea and assured their full support. All the members of the meeting suggested about the upgradation of UVAS Fisheries & Aquaculture Society to Pakistan Fisheries & Aquaculture society.
Many national and international scientists from different countries of the world such as Mexico, USA, UK, Croatia, Turkey, Thailand, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Columbia, India and New Zealand are expected to participate in this event.
Earlier, Associate Professor/Chairman Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture Dr Noor Khan gave detailed presentation on International Fisheries & Aquaculture Conference and Expo especially its preparation and different event including the aims and objectives, technical aspects, technical session themes, workshops/fish farmer sessions, abstracts/poster/expo, participants, donor/sponsor agencies and estimated cost.