Fisheries Minister, Shri Nilkanth Halarnkar in presence of Secretary, Shri Arun Kumar Mishra, IAS and Director, Smt Shamila Monteiro flagged off two awareness vehicles of 6th edition of Aqua Goa Mega Fish Festival at Secretariat, Porvorim today. Aqua Goa Mega Fish Festival will be held from February 10 to 12, 2023 at SAG ground at Campal, Panaji and will be open from 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
While speaking on the occasion Shri Halarnkar said, this fish festival will be a mega event showcasing Goa’s rich culture, varied and amazing underwater. The three days extravaganza event will highlight aquarium fish gallery, commercial stalls, live fish pond, competition and contest for children’s, adults and fishermen association, entertainment programmes and seminars Shri Halarnkar said.
Further speaking Shri Halarnkar said that the Directorate of Fisheries has initiated this festival to promote Goa’s rich fish culture, the fishing industry and to create awareness among the general public. This festival will provide a common platform for stakeholders to come together to build a strong economy in the fisheries sectors, Shri Halarnkar said. Eminent speakers and scientists from various prestigious institutions will be available to interact at the festival, he said.
The vehicles which are flagged off will make awareness among the fishermen community, fish farmers, entrepreneurs, all associated in this sector and the general public to be a part of this Festival he said.
The theme song for Aqua Goa Mega Fish Festival and also of the Fisheries Department launched.
Deputy Director, Chandrakant Velip; Superintendent of Fisheries, Smt Megha Kerkar; Shri Chandresh Haldankar, Smt Rohita Naik, Smt Jigyasa Murkar and Smt Sunita Pawaskar were present on the occasion. Shri Kishan Kumar Mangeshkar compered. Smt Shamila Monteiro proposed a vote of thanks.