The Regional Workshop on Underutilized Fish and Marine Genetic Resources (FMGR) and their Amelioration was held on July 10-12, 2019 at National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA), Colombo, Sri Lanka. The workshop was organized by Asia- Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) under its programme on Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioresources (APCoAB), Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy (SLCARP) and National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA). The objectives of the workshop were to (i) assess the current status of underutilized FMGR at regional level and to assess R&D status of priority species those are needed to be promoted for the use in food and agriculture, (ii) discuss the knowledge gaps and way forward in defining regional priorities concerning underutilized FMGR and create awareness on the role and value of underutilized FMGR that have potential for diversification of food basket and improve the livelihoods of rural and coastal population, and (iii) formulate strategies for strengthening the institutional framework for FMGR management, and legal and policy framework to promote conservation and sustainable use of underutilized FMGR at regional level.  

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