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Workshop on 'Small Indigenous Freshwater Fish Species: Their Role in Poverty Alleviation, Food Security and Conservation of Biodiversity', 23 -25 February 2010, Kolkata

Objectives

ICSF in collaboration with Inland Fisheries Society of India (IFSI) is organizing this Workshop, with the following objectives:

  • Provide a forum for people working in freshwater fisheries and aquaculture to exchange views about the role of small indigenous freshwater fish species in enhancing rural food and livelihood security and in conserving biodiversity;
  • Discuss the socioeconomic and cultural context for culture and capture of SIS with a view to enhancing access, especially of women, to better income, livelihood and nutritional security.
  • Propose developing policy space for sustainable use of small indigenous freshwater fish species in fisheries and aquaculture.

The workshop will include two days of input sessions, group discussions and developing recommendations, and one day of field visit to farms practicing polyculture including small indigenous fish species. Click here to download the complete prospectus

Participants

The workshop will bring together participants from the Departments of Fisheries from eastern and northeastern States of India, central government agencies, research institutions, scientists, fishing communities, and NGOs. A total of 40 participants are expected. In addition to India, resource persons are also expected from Bangladesh, Cambodia and Denmark.

Draft Programme of the workshop (Download)

Abstracts of papers

Declaration of the Workshop

Further reading

  • Abdul Wahab.M, M. Kunda, M.Ekram Azim, Somen Dewan and Shakuntala H. Thilsted. 2008. Evaluation of freshwater prawn-small fish culture concurrently with rice in Bangladesh. Aquaculture Research. Volume 39: 1524-1532
  • Halwart, Matthias. 2008. Biodiversity, nutrition and livelihoods in aquatic rice-based ecosystems. Biodiversity. Volume 9 (1 &2):36-40
  • Immink.A, R. Faroogui, M. Rahman, S. Mishra and D.C.Little. Self-recruting species in aquaculture- their role in rural livelihoods: a case study from rain-fed West Bengal, India. In Small Indigenous Species of Fish in Bangladesh.
  • Kunda, M; M. Ekram Azim; M. Abdul Wahab; Somen Dewan; Nanna Roos and Shakuntala H. Thilsted. 2008. Potential of mixed culture of freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) and self-recruiting small species mola (Amblypharyngodon mola) in rotational rice-fish/prawn culture systems in Bangladesh. Aquaculture Research. Volume 39: 506-517
  • Kunda, Mrityunjoy; M. Abdul Wahab; Somen Dewan; M. Asaduzzaman and Shakuntala H Thilsted. 2009. Effects of all-male, mixed-sex and all-female freshwater prawn in polyculture with major carps and molas in the fallow rice fields. Aquaculture Research. Volume 41: 103-100
  • Kunda, Mrityunjoy; M. Ekram Azim; M. Abdul Wahab; Somen Dewan; M. Abdul Majid and Shakuntala H. Thilsted. 2009. Effects of including catla and tilapia in a freshwater prawn-mola polyculture in a rotational rice-fish culture systems. Aquaculture Research. Volume 40: 1089-1098
  • Kunda. M, S. Dewan, M.A.Wahab, M.J. Uddin and S.H. Thilsted. 2008. Performance of Amblypharyngodon mola with Barbodes gonionotus, Cyprinus carpio and Macrobrachium rosenbergii in Rice-Fish Culture system. Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries Resource. Volume 12 (1): 43-52
  • Kunda.M, B. Mahakur, G. Sengupta, M.A.Wahab, N. Roos and S.H. Thilsted. Introducing the nutrient dense, small indigenous fish species, Mola (Amblypharyngodon mola) in pond aquaculture with carps and prawn in Sunderbans, India.
  • Kunda.M, M. Ekram Azim, M. Abdul Wahab, Somen Dewan, Nanna Roos and Shakuntala H. Thilsted. 2008. Potential of mixed culture of freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) and self-recruiting small species mola (Amblypharyngodon mola) in rotational rice-fish/prawn culture systems in Bangladesh. Aquaculture Research. Volume 39: 506-517
  • Roos.N, Md. A. Wahab, M.A.R Hossain, and S.H. Thilsted. Linking human nutrition and fisheries: Incorporating micronutrient-dense, small indigenous fish species in carp polyculture production in Bangladesh. In Linkagaes between agriculture and health in science, policy and practice (Eds) Corinna Hawkes, Marie Ruel and Suresh Babu.
  • Roos, Nanna; Chhoun Chamnan; Deap Loeung; Jette Jakobsen; Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted. 2007. Freshwater fish as a dietary source of vitamin A in Cambodia. Food Chemistry. Volume 103: 1104-1111
  • Roos, Nanna; Henriette Thorseng; Chhoun Chamnan; Torben Larsen; Ulla Holmboe Gondolf; Klaus Bukhave; and Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted. 2007. Iron content in common Cambodian fish species: Perspectives for dietary iron intake in poor, rural households. Food Chemistry. Volume 104: 1226-1235.
  • Roos, Nanna; Md. Mazharul Islam and Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted. 2003. Small fish is an important dietary source of Vitamin A and calcium in rural Bangladesh. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. Volume 54 (5): 329-339
  • Roos, Nanna; Torben Leth; Jette Jakobsen; and Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted. 2002. High vitamin A content in some indigenous fish species in Bangladesh. perspectives for food-based strategies to reduce vitamin A deficiency. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. Volume 53: 425-437