BSS-28 BFRI achieves significant success in fish production

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BFRI-MYMENSINGH

BFRI achieves significant success in fish production

MYMENSINGH, May 31, 2018 (BSS) – Speakers today said Bangladesh has
achieved self-sufficiency in fish production through various research
activities conducted by BFRI.

“Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) has been playing a prime
role in meeting up our nutrition demand side by side increasing our foreign
currency earnings,” they said.

They were speaking at a two-day training programme on ‘The role of media
towards the extension of fisheries technology’ at the auditorium of BFRI this
noon.

BFRI Director General Dr. Yahia Mahmud Kamal presided over the inaugural
session. The Editor in charge of Daily Ittefaq Tasmim Hossen was present as
the chief guest and Editor Daily Jahan Rabeka Yaesmin was present as the
special guest.

Director of BFRI Dr. Md. Khalilur Rahman delivered the welcome address
shortly narrating the research activities and its success in the light of
fish production. Journalists Ataul Karim also addressed at the inaugural
session.

BFRI scientists highlighted their research activities and its progress in
the farmers’ level. They said BFRI has developed a vaccine for prevention of
mass mortality of cultured Vietnamese Koi fish. It the first vaccine
developed on fresh water in the country for which the cultivation of
Vietnamese Koi gained popularity.

The scientists said that the newly developed vaccine will be able to
protect 100% cultured V Koi fish. This kind of vaccine can be used
effectively in case of other fishes infected with the same bacteria, they
added.

Editor of Ittefaq Tasmim Hossen in her address praised the BFRI for their
research activities and innovation in fish production by applying latest
technologies.

DG of BFRI in his address highlighted the achievements and progress of
research activities of BFRI and urged the journalists to play a constructive
role through reporting.

Director Dr Nurullah Dr. Enamul Haque and Assistant director BAU PRO
section Salim Hassan presented their key note papers at the function.

BSS/CORR/ARS/2010 hrs