National Fish Farmers Day is celebrated on 10th July every year to demonstrate solidarity with all fisher folk, fish farmers and concerned stakeholders throughout the Country. It is 65th National Fish Farmers Day being celebrated across the Country. National Fisheries Development Board, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India celebrated the National Fish Farmers Day virtually at National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) Hyderabad.
National Fish Farmers’ Day: History
Every year, this annual event is celebrated to commemorate Professor Dr Hiralal Chaudhury and his colleague Alikunhi for their contribution in achieving the successful induced breeding of major carps on 10th July 1957 at Angul in Odisha for the first time in the country through the administration of carp pituitary hormone extract in the breeding of major carps.
The technology was later on standardised and fine-tuned by developing synthetic hormones for quality seed production across the country. This pioneering work of induced breeding over the years has transformed the growth of the aquaculture sector from traditional to intensive aquaculture practices and led to the success of the modern aquaculture industry.