KOCHI: In order to protect the native fish varieties which are facing the threat of extinction, the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) will organise a two-day workshop here from Monday. Vice-Chancellor B Madhusoodhana Kurup will inaugurate the seminar, which is being organised as per the recommendations of the Prof Alikunhi Chair for Sustainable Aquaculture System functioning at KUFOS.
The steps for the conservation of native fish varieties, including ‘Varaal’, ‘Karippidi’, ‘Kooral’, ‘Kuyil’, ‘Manjakkoory’, ‘Paral’, ‘Chorakkaniyan’, ‘Kaari’ and ‘Mooshy’, along with a standardised breeding protocol, will be briefed at the session. Well-known scientists and experts in the marine sector at the national and international level will attend the seminar. Famous environmental scientist from Spain, Ricardo N, will be the chief guest at the event. Former vice-chancellor of Kerala Agricultural University P Rajendran and former vice-chancellor of Veterinary University B Ashok will also attend the function. The list of participants also includes experts from farming and ornamental fish breeding sectors.