Vijayawada: The zoology department of Siddhartha Mahila Kalasala organised an interaction between aqua farmers and aqua businessmen to mark the National Aqua Farmers Day on the college premises on Thursday. The chief guest of the programme was U Vishwanatha Raju, chairman and managing director Ananda Group, Bhimavaram. Speaking on the occasion, he said that there is an acute shortage of skilled professionals in aqua field in the state and people from neighbouring states are getting employment here in aqua field. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us He said that the college has introduced a three years bachelor degree course in aquaculture. Students who join in the course can get a chance to pursue course in China, Japan and Burma. Delta Fish Farmers Association president V Ramchadra Raju said aqua field is a good employment source for females. Hatchery, processing units, laboratory and feed industries gives employment for females with all facility and security. National Fish Farmers Association state president and advisor Dr A Nagesh Babu also spoke on the occasion. The college director Dr T Vijayalakshmi, principal Dr M Nalini, Sara Banu, students of aquaculture and others were present.