SKUAST-K celebrates World Fish Migration Day
Srinagar: The Faculty of Fisheries, SKUAST-Kashmir on Saturday celebrated World Fish Migration Day.
The event was organised in collaboration with World Fish Migration Foundation (WFMF), Netherlands and Directorate of Tourism Kashmir.
During the programme, students of undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral degree programmes were taken to Upper Sindh Hydel Project-II, Kangan to understand the effects of unplanned construction along streams have on fish population.
An Intra-faculty painting competition themed “Dams and Fish Migrations” was also held in which more than 20 students of the faculty participated.
The valedictory function was presided over by Director Research, SKUAST-Kashmir Prof. (Dr.) Sarfaraz A. Wani who threw light on the importance of migration in fish and the need to restore their unhindered movement across rivers and streams.
Deputy Director Tourism Dr Ahsanul Haq Chishti was the special guest at the occasion. In his address he appreciated the efforts of the faculty in conducting the programme.
The event was attended by Dean Fisheries Dr Massarat Khan and Heads of various divisions of the faculty.