The National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases (NSPAAD) project has introduced a mobile app ‘Report Fish Disease’ to track and monitor fish diseases across the country.
About Report Fish Disease App
- The mobile application intends to empower fish farmers with a convenient and efficient platform to report diseases on their farms.
- Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) is one of the collaborative partners of the NSPAAD project of which ICAR-NBFGR is the lead institute, under which this app is developed.
- Its intuitive and user-friendly interface enables easy accessibility to fish farmers.
- The app offers an easy disease reporting format, where farmers can easily report disease outbreaks by providing essential information such as location, species affected, symptoms observed, and images.
- Geo-tagging technology facilitates swift response from authorities and the receivers get real-time updates on the status of their reported cases, ensuring transparency and accountability in the disease management process.
- The app also serves as an information hub, providing farmers with valuable resources on disease prevention, treatment, and best aquaculture practices.
- It is to provide a comprehensive package to ensure diagnosis, prevention, control, and treatment of aquatic animal diseases, thereby providing solutions for encouraging the aquaculture farmers.
- It is expected to transform disease management in aquaculture and ultimately enhance the sustainability and productivity of this critical sector through early disease detection, data-driven decision-making, capacity building and efficient resource allocation.
- It promises to improve the livelihood of fish farmers, safeguard the nation’s food security, and contribute to the sustainable growth of the aquaculture industry.
Q1) What is Geotagging?
Geotagging is the process of appending geographic coordinates to media based on the location of a mobile device. Geotags can be applied to photos, videos, websites, text messages, and QR codes, and could also include timestamps or other contextual information.