RG Makwana, MR Bhatt, KL Chaudhary and NN Tale
Inland fisheries and aquaculture is an important sector of food production providing nutritional security, beside livelihood support and gainful employment to more than 14 million people, and contributing to agricultural exports. Fisheries in India are a very important economic activity and a flourishing sector with varied resources and potentials. Aquaculture sector plays an important role in national economy through foreign exchanges earnings, generation of employment and providing nutritional security besides augmenting food supply. Training need can be define as the gap between the actual performance and the desired performance of the inland fish farmers. The aforementioned study was conducted in Navsari district of South Gujarat. The data was collected from 120 respondents by following personal interview method and using structured interview schedule. After the analysis of the collected data it was observed that, majority (79.17 percent) of respondents had needs medium to high level of training and majority (2.77 mean score) of respondents needs training in insect and disease control in inland aquaculture.
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