The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) in collaboration with US Soybean Export Council (USSEC) observed World Fisheries Day with the theme of “Support Sustainable Fishing: Learn Fisheries and Conservation.
Various activities including a walk, fish netting, cooking and fish model competitions and presentations on different topics featured to mark the day in a befitting manner.
Meanwhile, Vice Chancellor University of Education Lahore (UE) Dr Talat Naseer Pasha was the chief guest of the programme and inaugurated ‘Fish Processing Unit’ at Ravi Campus Pattoki.
Dr Pasha visited different section of the Fish Processing Unit and reviewed the state of the art facilities.
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) provided Rs30 million for the development of Fish Processing and Value Addition Unit under enhancement research facility at UVAS of Ravi Campus Pattoki. HEC also provided Rs13.131 million for making it operational under the HEC-TDF project.
While addressing the audience, Dr Pasha highlighted the importance of fish and shared that the aquaculture sector was actively developing like other growing sectors in Pakistan. He expressed satisfaction over the teamwork of the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture leadership especially for the establishment of the Fish Processing Unit.
Earlier, the VC led a walk, participated by a large number of stakeholders, students and faculty members.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 22nd, 2019.