The Research Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture convened the Albertian Knowledge Summit (AKS 2022) on March 4th, 2022. The inaugural session was commenced at 10.00 am on 4th march 2022 in Google Zoom platform with a prayer song sung by Mrs. Anjala Anju (Final year B.Sc. Aquaculture student). Dr. Bijoy V. M., (HoD, RDFA),
delivered the welcome speech to all the dignitaries and other participants of the conference. Dr. M. A. Solomon, Principal, St. Albert’s College (Autonomous), conveyed the Principal’s address and stressed on the importance of conducting the conference. Rev. Fr. John Christopher Vadassery, Registrar, St. Albert’s College (Autonomous), provided the felicitations and reminded the student community to utilize such opportunities for the overall
development of the society. The keynote address was followed thereafter by respected Mr. John Dallas Mosig (Chief Guest of the function), Aquaculture Services, Victoria, Australia. The keynote address of the Chief Guest, Mr. John Dallas Mosig, commenced immediately after the speeches of the dignitaries. The speaker was introduced by the student coordinators, Ms. Aleena Benny and Sreemol. Mr. John Dallas Mosig, with his vast experience in the subject explained the latest technological advancements in the fisheries sector. He pointed out the importance Recirculatory Aquaculture Systems (RAS), Biofloc  Technology, Parameters to be addressed in better fish production and the problems related to overfishing and sustainability. During the discussion session, the resource person cleared all
the doubts asked by students and staff regarding the topic. The session was well appreciated by all the participants attended the program. The session was come to an end at 11.30 am with a vote of thanks from Ms. Hamia Stanny Noronha (M.Sc. AFA student). The second session started at 12.00 pm on the topic “Use of fish waste as animal feed
and beyond” by Dr. A.A Zynudheen, Principal Scientist and Head (i/c), Quality Assurance and Management Division, CIFT, Kochi on Google meet platform. Ms. Abhirami Subhash (Asst. Professor, RDFA) carried out the speaker introduction. The resource person has provided detailed information regarding fish waste, fish feed development from fish waste and its nutritional values. Doubts raised by the students and staff members about the topic
were cleared and well explained by the speaker. Vote of thanks for the speaker was delivered by Mrs. Sangamithra E. R (Asst. Professor, B.Voc, RDFA). Session ended up at .1.00 pm. Third session starts at 1.30 pm on the topic “Indian aquaculture- Present Status and Future Strategies” by Dr. Chaithanya Devaprabha, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Marine Biology, Biochemistry and Microbiology, CUSAT. Dr. Sangeetha M. S. (Asst. Professor, RDFA) has given a detailed introduction of the resource person. The speaker explained about extensive, semi intensive and intensive aquaculture practices, RAS, integrated farming, crab farming, cage culture and PMMSY funded ornamental fish culture etc. The speaker provided clarifications regarding the questions raised by the participants and faculty members. The session ended up with vote of thanks by Dr. Jithu Paul Jacob (Asst. Professor, RDFA) at 2.30
pm. Fourth session included the research paper presentations from students, research scholars and faculty members of the host institution as well as from the outside institutions. Ms. Migheya Rivyra (Second year B.Sc. Aquaculture) has delivered the speaker introduction. The first paper presentation was by Mr. Dheeran Paneer, PhD Scholar, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, in the topic “Importance of Passive Integrated Transponders in
Fisheries”, was highly relevant and informative as well. The second paper presentation was from Mrs. Preethi Francis, Asst. Professor, RDFA, St. Albert’s College (Autonomous), on the topic “Wetlands and its importance in fisheries, was
informative as well as impressive. Several participants raised question during the discussion session and was well explained by the speaker. The third paper presentation was by Mr. Vishnu R Nair from the Research Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture on “Applications of Bacillus species in Aquaculture” was useful and application oriented. The queries raised by the participants were highly important and the same was well explained by the speaker. The session ended up at 4.00 pm with vote of thanks by Ms. Abhirami Subhash (Asst. Professor, RDFA)