UVAS holds fisheries stakeholders meeting on pre International Fisheries & Aquaculture Conference & Expo 2019
LAHORE (24-09-18): The University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore organised a meeting of heads of federal & provincial fisheries departments on pre International Fisheries & Aquaculture Conference & Expo 2019 for the promotion of fisheries and aquaculture sector in Pakistan.
Vice-Chancellor Meritorious Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha chaired the meeting and reviewed preparations/arrangements for the upcoming International Fisheries & Aquaculture Conference and Expo with the theme of “Emerging Trends for Sustainable Exploitation of Aquatic Resources”. The event will be held on 30-31st January, 2019.
Department of Fisheries Punjab Director General Dr Sikander Hayyat, Nutritionists Association of Pakistan President Dr Mussadiq Asif, Director Fisheries FATA Arshad Aziz, fish farmers, representatives from fish feed industries, UVAS faculty members and officials from Fisheries Department attended the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Pasha said that UVAS is planning to make this conference result -oriented with applied innovative knowledge for the benefit of fish farming community, fish feed industry, professionals for aquaculture sector development in the country. He said objective of the meeting was to seek suggestions and technical input from public and private sector stakeholders from all over Pakistan for making upcoming event successful. He mentioned the example of poultry sector development in Pakistan, which has flourished on high level in the country by developing strong networking, communication and collaboration of public private sectors industries stakeholders. He said conference would bring national and international scientists, experts and stakeholders to a single platform for sharing their experiences and innovative knowledge in recent development and scientific advancement in the field of Fisheries & Aquaculture.
Many national and international scientists from different countries such as Mexico, the USA, the UK, Croatia, Turkey, Thailand, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Columbia, India and New Zealand are expected to participate in this event.
Earlier, Associate Professor/Chairman Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture Dr Noor Khan gave a detailed presentation on International Fisheries & Aquaculture Conference and Expo especially its preparation and different events including the aims and objectives, technical aspects, technical session themes, workshops/fish farmer sessions, abstracts/poster/ expo, participants, donor/sponsor agencies and estimated cost, etc.