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National aquatic animal disease surveillance programme launched in India

posted Jul 25, 2013, 11:25 AM by John Bostock
The Department of Animal Husbandry Dairying and Fisheries (DAHDF), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India has approved a national project on aquatic animal disease surveillance for five years and funding of INR 320 million (about US$ 6 million) has been allocated through the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB). A national consultation on aquatic animal disease surveillance held last April 2012, attended by NACA, made a strong recommendation for the need for a national program on surveillance. This was followed up by the development of a project proposal by the National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBGFR) in consultation with national partners and NACA. The project was presented to the Ministry and was formally approved in February 2013 and the NBFGR was chosen as the nodal coordinating agency.

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