Blue revolution

Blue revolution

Central government has been providing funds under different schemes for the blue revolution in Jammu and Kashmir.

In this direction trout and carp fish production has increased as the private players are playing an important role for the production of fish.

Recently Director Fisheries, J&K asked his staff to adopt Best Management Practices to increase quality Trout seed production.

He conducted an extensive tour of District Budgam and inspected Trout Hatchery, Khag, Trout rearing Unit, Beerwah and Carp Fish Farm, Narbal.

He reviewed the implementation of the various fisheries developmental schemes being implemented in District Budgam and reviewed the Trout seed production and functioning of the Departmental Fish Farms and Seed Production Centres in the district.

The Joint Director Fisheries (South), Kashmir apprised the Director that about 6.0 lac of Rainbow Trout Seed has been produced at Trout Hatchery, Khag.

Besides meeting the requirement of the northern districts of Kashmir viz. Baramulla, Bandipora and Kupwara for stocking the feasible Trout streams as a part of conservation measure for Trout in the natural water bodies and for attraction of Tourists for angling purpose, the quality Trout seed from the hatchery is also distributed to the Private Trout growers for rearing in their Trout farms.

It was given out that about 1.5 ton of Trout has been sold to the public thus accruing revenue of Rs. 7.0 lac from the Trout Hatchery.

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