1. The Department has organized a national symposium on “Sustainable development and conservation of Coldwater fish genetic resources” from 7th to 8th June, 2000 in collaboration with Nature Conservators, India and inaugurated by Director General, ICAR, Dr. R.S.Paroda.
2. Dr. J.R.Dhanze, Prof. & Head has been conferred the Nature Conservator’s KAUTYLAYA Gold Medal 2002-03, for his significant contribution in the field of Cold water Aquaculture. Dr. (Mrs) Rani Dhanze, Scientist has been elected Fellow Nature Conservators through resolution no NATCON07/Dec.03 dated Jan.05, 2004.
3. Three days comprehensive practical training in fish farming to the interested farmer of the State is being regularly organized by the Department as and when required.
4. 287 rural women farmers of six Tehsil and 20 villages of District Kangra were trained by organizing 31 motivation and 12 training camps under the adhoc project “Dissemination of fish farming technology among women farmers of District Kangra” sponsored by the DBT, Govt. of India, New Delhi. As a result 132 women farmers have adopted the fish farming.
5. A short course on “Recent advances in coldwater aquaculture” has been conducted by the Department from 22nd September to 1st October, 2003 sponsored by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.
6. A ten days training progamme on fish farming technology for the hill was organized at Village Sagur w.e.f. 21st to 30th September 2004 under the NATP programme “Empowerment of women farmers” as such 35 women was trained.
7. Six training programme of three days duration were organized for the rural women of district Shimla and Solan under the project “Empowerment of women through aquaculture intervention” sponsored by DBT, Govt. of India, New Delhi as such 180 women of nine Tehsil and 77 villages were trained in fish farming technology.
8. A short course on “Recent advances in coldwater aquaculture” shall be organised by the Department from 26th September to 5th October, 2005 for senior faculty members of SAU and researcher workers of ICAR Institutes engaged in coldwater aquaculture, sponsored by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.