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Word Fisheries Day

Word Fisheries Day was hosted by the Department of Fisheries Resources and Management on 25-11-2016. The programme was inaugurated by Shri Manohar Bolooru, President, Karnataka Karavali Meenugrara Kriya Samithi, Mangaluru. Shri Rithesh Salian, Hon’ble Member, Board of Management, KVAFSU, Dr. S.M.Shivaprakash, Director of Extension, KVAFSU and Shri Mahesh Kumar U, Deputy Director, Fisheries Department, Mangaluru were the Chief guests while Dr. M.N.Venugopal, Dean (Fisheries) presided over the functionThe main objective of the programme was to create awareness among stakeholders regarding overfishing, habitat destruction and other serious threats to the sustainability of our marine and freshwater resources.  As a part of the programme one day workshop was organized on Responsible Fisheries with 40 fishers as participants. Further, a quiz competition was conducted for the students of the College.  

Kannada Rajyothasava

61st Kannada Rajyothasava was celebrated in the campus on 24th November 2016.  The chief guest Shri. Bhaskar Rai Kukkuvalli, Professor and famous Kannada/Tulu writer highlighted the status of local languages in building and restoring the culture.  During the occasion, the history of our state, the tradition, custom and specialty of each district was presented to showcase the diversity of Karnataka.  Later the students entertained the gathering with singing, dances and quiz.

Fresher’s Day

The tradition of welcoming the freshers into the fishco family was organized by the outgoing final year B. F. Sc students on 6 October, 2016.  Shri. A. Shivananda Karkera, Retd Syndicate Bank Manager was the chief guest.  Dr. M. N. Venugopal, Dean (Fisheries) presided over the function. The chief guest recalled his student days and spoke about the recent developments and wide opportunities students have in the field of fisheries.  Later the newly admitted first year B. F. Sc students participated in cultural events to showcase their talents and also to get integrated with the new students.

Teacher’s day

Teacher’s day was celebrated on22ndSeptember, 2016as a combined event of staff and students. This year Dr U. M. Bhushi, Principal, Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Adyar, Mangaluru was the chief guest with Dr. K.M Shankar, Dean (Fisheries)as president. 

Enhancement of Farmers' Income and Welfare" and National Farmers

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dakshina Kannada in Collaboration with Karnataka Price Commission, Department of Agriculture organized a workshop on "Enhancement of Farmers' Income and Welfare" and National Farmers' Day on 23.12.2016 at College of Fisheries. Shri B Ramanatha Rai, Hon'ble Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment inaugurated the program.  Shri Ganesh Karnik, MLC presided over the function. Shri U T Khader, Minister for Food and Civil Supply, Sri Naleenkumar Kateel, Member of Parliment, DK, Smt Meenakshi Shanthigodu, President, Zilla Panchyat, DK, Dr Prakash Kammaradi, Chairman, Karnataka Price Commission, Dr SHivanadna Murthy, Registrar, KVAFSU, Bidar, Dr S M Shivaprakash, Director of Extension, KVAFSU, Bidar, Dr M N Venugopal, Dean, College of Fisheries, Dr Poornima Baliga, Dean, KMC, Manipal, Sri Hanumana Gowda belagurki, Adviser, KPC, Smt Kastoori Panja, Vice President, ZP, DK, Dr M R Ravi, CEO, ZP, DK, Mr Kempegowda, JDA, DK, Dr Shivakumar Magada, Head, KVK, DK were present on the occasion. About 450 people participated in the program. University officials submitted proposal for funding support under smart city project worth Rs 12 crores for establishing AGRIPARK at the campus. Six experts delivered a talk on different facets of Integrated Farming System. Daregudde village near Moodabidre was adopted for the study. 

Dr Shivakumar Magada, Professor and Head of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dakshina Kannada received Sri Radha Mohan Singh, Hon'ble Minster for Agriculture and Family Welfare, Govt. of India on 10.12.2016

World Fisheries Day 2016

A book on "Better Management Practices for Freshwater Ornamental Fish Production" authored by Dr Shivakumar Magada, Dr Atul Jain, Dr Anna Mercy and others was released by Sri Radha Mohan Singh, Hon'ble Minister for Agriculture and Farmers welfare, Government of India on the occasion of World Fisheries Day 2016 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi

National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases

The workshop on “National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases” for the officers of Department of Fisheries, Government of Karnataka was held on 26th August, 2016 at College of Fisheries, Mangalore. The workshop was attended by 14 fisheries officers from different parts of Karnataka. The Assistant Directors of Fisheries (ADF) were explained about the aim and objectives of the project and need for their cooperation in carrying out the surveillance work. Two brochures containing the information about the emerging diseases such as Enterocytozoonhepatopenaei (EHP) and acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) was also released.

Dr. M. N. Venugopal, Professor and Head Microbiology, on 1st October Saturday, took charge as the new Dean (Fisheries) as Dr. K. M. Shankar has superannuated from his University service.

Mathsya Mela 2016

Date : Friday, March 4th, 2016

The Karnataka Veterinary in Association with Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Mangalore and Fisheries Depratment, State Fisheries Development Board Hyderbad and Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation Ltd jointly organised, ‘Matsya Mela- 2016’ at the TMA Pai International Convention Centre here on march 4.

The Matsya Mela exhibition was inaugurated by the Mayor of Mangaluru Jacintha Vijay Alfred by cutting the ribbon.

The programme began with an invocation. Vice President of Matsya Mela Dr S M Shivaprakash welcomed the gathering. The programme was inaugurated by deputy commissioner A B Ibrahim by lighting the traditional lamp along with Mayor Jacintha Alfred and other dignitaries on the dais. DC Ibrahim later put live fish in a aquarium and symbolically inaugurated the three-day Matsya Mela.

Addressing the gathering DC Ibrahim said, “I am very happy to inaugurate “Matsya Mela 2016″. Whoever knows the taste of fish should come and work in Mangaluru. Since Mangaluru is famous for fish this is the right place for fish lovers. The market price for fish should be same and affordable for all, the price for fish should be fixed in Mangaluru. The availability of fish can be known through the website Now people can buy fish online. We need to make Mangaluru as the capitol for fixing the price for fish”.

He further said that fish is very clean since and it is in the water 24X7, We should forget the smell of fish. when man holds the fish with his dirty hands it will become smelly, instead of saying the fish is smelling, the nutritious value of the fish should be considered. The fish industry has great potential of providing jobs, it is immense and wide like the sea. There are a number of jobs in the fish related fields, such as fish catching, selling, packing, storage and expansion of the byproducts of fish. We can provide jobs to the people by developing aquariums, water sports, adventure sports and angling. The potential of the fish industry should be expanded so that more employment is generated. While concluding DC said that in India, Mangaluru should be the capitol to decide the price for fish.

Mayor Jacintha speaking on the occasion congratulated the organizers for the initiative in organizing Matsya Mela and wished every success.

Chairman Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation Hiriyanna, MCC Commissioner Dr Gopalkrishna, V K Shetty, Dr H M Jayaprakash, Dr Shivakumar Magada and others were also present.