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ICAR-CIBA organized a special lecture on “Fish for health and prosperity with special reference to brackishwater shrimp and finfishes” through hybrid virtual cum off-line mode on 15th July 2022 as a part of the National Campaign on Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Dr. J. Syama Dayal, Principal Scientist, Fish Nutrition, CIBA who delivered the special lecture emphasized that fish is the richest source of animal protein and other nutrients required for a healthy well-being of mankind. He further, highlighted the nutritional uniqueness of shrimp and fish farmed in brackishwater in meeting the nutritional security of families and beyond. Dr. K. Ambasankar, Principal scientist and Scientist- in- Charge of Nutrition section welcomed the gathering and gave an overview of the program. Earlier, Dr. T.Ravisankar, Principal Scientist and Director-in-Charge of the day felt that inadequate awareness on the health benefits of fish food and lack of cold-chain infrastructure are to be blamed for negligible share of domestic marketing of shrimp vis-à-vis high value foods like fruits he added. About 104 participants attended the lecture and followed by an interactive session. To highlight the nutritional importance of shrimp as health food, refreshments on shrimp preparations were made and distributed to the participants. The programme ended with vote of thanks by Dr. K. P. Kumaraguru Vasagam, Principal Scientist, Nutrition.