Shri Parshottam Rupala to launch the ‘Report Fish Disease’ App developed by ICAR- National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (ICAR-NBFGR) under the National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases (NSPAAD)
By PIB Delhi
With a view to strengthening the farmer-based disease reporting system and improving the reporting of aquatic animal diseases in the country, Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying, Shri Parshottam Rupala will launch the Report Fish Disease(RFD) App here tomorrow at Krishi Bhawan in the presence of Dr. L. Murugan, Minister of State, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and senior Officers from DARE, ICAR, and NSPADD. The app has been developed by ICAR-NBFGR under the National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases (NSPAAD), funded under Pradhan Mantri MatsyaSampadaYojana by the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India.
The RFD app will help the farmers report incidences of diseases in finfish, shrimps, and molluscs on their farms with field level-officers and fish health experts. This shall help farmers in getting scientific advice for the efficient management of the disease. The data regarding the diseases will be stored on temporal & spatial scales and can be used for mapping the disease cases.
The App would support farmers in improving farmer-based reporting, getting scientific advice, and reducing losses due to diseases, thereby increasing farmers’ income. Also, Fish Disease Reporting App shall have a massive impact on fish disease management, promoting early detection, rapid response, collaboration, and knowledge sharing. It will contribute to the sustainability and resilience of aquaculture systems by minimizing the negative impacts of fish diseases on fish populations, industry, and ecosystems.
The aquaculture sector is witnessing impressive growth over the years and at present, total export earnings from the sector are approximately Rs.57586.48 crores (2021-22). However, diseases are the major constraint to the growth of aquaculture. Surveillance for aquatic animal diseases is essential for the early detection of diseases, thereby minimizing their impacts. Early detection of diseases is important for eradication and containment. Many cases of diseases in aquaculture go unreported due to the unavailability of the field-level disease reporting mechanism. Therefore, there is a necessity for a mechanism that can connect farmers, field-level officers, and fish health experts.
Participants can join the program through the link provided below:
Wednesday, June 28th, 2023, 3:00 PM | Delhi
Meeting number: 2552 235 3903
Password: Y4pJ2AmKdG2 (94752265 from video systems)