Moot highlights importance of fisheries management

Our Correspondent
Thursday, Nov 30, 2023

LAHORE:An awareness walk and seminar were held at GC University Lahore under the auspices of its Department of Zoology, Zoological Society, and the Pakistan Fisheries Society to commemorate World Fisheries Day.

Delegates from various institutions such as the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore College Women University, Kinnaird University, and Govt Gulberg Degree College, participated in the event, aimed at raising awareness about the vital role of fisheries and aquaculture in the ecosystem. The proceedings began with an awareness walk led by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Ahmad Adnan, highlighting the importance of responsible fisheries management. Following the walk, the seminar featured distinguished experts, including Dr M Ayub from the Pakistan Fisheries Society, M Umer Sindhu from Tawakkal Fish Hatchery Muzaffargarh, and Prof Dr Noor Khan from the Institute of Zoology, University of the Punjab Lahore.

The chief organiser Prof Dr Atif Yaqub provided the introductory note while Prof Dr Hafiz Tahir welcomed the attendees.

Dr Ayub shared insights into bridging the gap between academia and industry, emphasising the urgent need for sustainable aquaculture management. Dr Noor Khan highlighted overlooked sectors in the Pakistani aquaculture industry and discussed emerging trends while M Umer detailed successful pangasius fish farming at Tawakkal Hatcheries Muzaffargarh.