“Aquaculture is a very profitable business in self-employment. This is the best way to give self-reliant life to the youth,” said Shri. S. Subrahmanyan, Assistant Director, Marine Products Export Development Authority Regional Office, Mangalore. He was speaking as a resource person for a seminar on “Modern Technology Approaches in Aquaculture and Aquatic Species Diversification” in association with Government of India’s My Bharat Portal, Marine Products Export Development Authority, National Service Scheme and Internal Quality Assurance Cell Govinda Dasa College, Suratkal on 15th March, 2024 in the college.

Shri. Narayan K A, State Coordinator of Marine Products Export Development Authority, spoke about the methods and opportunities for young generation to grow as entrepreneurs in diverse marine products and advanced methods.

Shri. Satish Maben, district resource officer of the Bureau of Food Processing Industries, a part of the central government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, said marine farming has grown not only in food products but also in diverse sectors such as jewellery and ornamental fish.

The principal of the college, Prof. Krishnamoorthy P. said, Students should engage themselves in aquaculture, which is interesting and unknown to many, and become financially empowered.

Internal Quality Assurance Cell Coordinator Prof. Harisha Acharya P., Programme Officers of National Service Scheme Mrs. Akshata V and Dr. Bhagyalaxmi M, Mr. Santosh, employee of Marine Products Export Development Authority, Lecturers Mrs. Jyohti S Kamath, Ms. Apeksha Bhandary, NSS Unit Secretaries Jitin J. Shetty, Manish D. Shetty, Nirmika N. Suvarna were present. Secretary Hita Umesh narrated the programme. MPEDA officials also visited the NSS office in the college.

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