Dr. J. Balaji, Jt. Secretary (Marine), Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India visited BOBP today (27th August 2022) and deliberated with Dr. P. Krishnan, Director, BOBP on national programmes and priorities. Dr. A. Xavier, Director, Coastal Aquaculture Authority also attended the meeting. Dr. Balaji espoused the cause of the BOBP and said that the regional collaboration should be strengthened further. At the national level, he highlighted the need for capacity building for the assimilation of international good practices in national fisheries management. Dr. Krishnan explained the ongoing activities of the Organisation and said that the Organisation would continue to assist the Government in its goal of sustainable fisheries and improving fisheries livelihoods.