Panaji:“Goa is lying on coastal area and therefore is known for its fish food culture. Those  who comes  to Goa prefer to have taste of Goan food said the Governor of Goa Dr ( Smt. ) Mridula  Sinha,  who was speaking as the chief guest after inaugurating  “Aqua Goa Mega Fish Festival” in the distinguish presence of the Chief Minister of Goa Shri Manohar Parrikar  at a function held at Sag Ground Campal Panaji today.

Shri Vijay Sardesai, Minister for  Town & Country Planning , Shri Jayesh Salgaokar, Minister for Housing & Housing Board, Shri Michael Lobo, Deputy Speaker,  Shri  Govind Jaiswal, Director of the Department of Fisheries, Smt. Renuka Da Silva, Chairman SGPDA were among those who were present at the function.

Dr, Sinha said that the fishing is the professional activity of some of the people in the state. Therefore the Government has strengthened infrastructure for   fishing sector to boost production. This mega event will help to the stakeholders from fishing sector to exhibit their tradition and the technology used for fishing production.

The Governor also said that, Goa enjoys distinct place in this aspect and the festival will help to showcase fishing tradition of Goa and use of technology to enhance fishing production she added.

Minister for Fisheries Shri Vinod  Palyenkar   in his welcome address said that the profession of fishing is the main activity of  the people who are settled  on the coastal area of the state. Fish contributes to be the main food of the people and the Government is dedicated for the growth of this activity thereby enhancing the production of fish in the state. He said that the Department of Fisheries have planned several activities to mark the celebration of four day festival such as seminars competitions etc. would be conducted.

On her arrival at the venue the Governor went  around the  stalls along with other dignitaries,   displayed with aqua culture by participants of the event.