Over 4000 fisheries extension and developmental personnel mainly deputed from different States of India as well as some neighboring countries have been trained under the diploma and certificate programs by CIFE till date. Today, many of these personnel are holding high positions of Directors, Joint Directors, Dy. Directors in their respective State Fisheries Departments and in international organisations like FAO, NACA, etc.

Though the focus has shifted to higher education during the last two decades, capacity building of State DOF staff has continued to be an important thrust area. During the last 10 years more than 200 field and middle management level staff have been imparted training in specific technological areas, management practices and program planning and implementation.

  • Skill Development Programs

    CIFE conducted 5 Zonal level policy Workshops in collaboration with and covering all 34 States & UTs, besides many theme based policy workshops during 2006-2008.
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  • Outreach Programs

    The University regularly organises aqua-exhibitions, aqua farmer and entrepreneur's meets, fisheries awareness programmes, students' visits, and provides fisheries advisory services to reach a broader spectrum of people in order to create awareness as well as educate about fisheries.
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  • Publications

    Training manuals and extension materials were developed during the period under report to support the extension and TOT programs like Commercial Giant Freshwater Prawn Hatchery.
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  • Extension Highlights

    CIFE has introduced carp and prawn poly culture for the first time in the North Eastern States of Assam, Manipur successfully to diversify aquaculture practices and to ensure higher farm income.
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