Bandipora records 4k ton fish prod in ’09-10
Bandipora, May 31: The continued efforts to promote fish culture in this district have begun to bear fruit: The fish production here has increased by 1,000 tons to 4,000 tones in 2009-10 from 3,000 tones for the corresponding period a year ago.
Official records show the fish production in the district had increased to 4,000 tones in 2009-10 and it would further go up to 6,000 tones by this financial year end.
Officials said the carp and trout seed farms had been set up in the district to develop pisciculture in a big way. “The seed farms produce adequate quantity of seeds which are stored in rivers and reservoirs,” they said.
To further promote pisciculture, the department concerned has established 24 carp ponds in the district till this year.
District Fisheries Officer Muhammad Sadiq said: “The trout scale has increased from 3 to 6 percent in the district. The trout production has increased from 700 Kg in 2007 to 1000 Kg in 2009.”
“The department has issued 1764 licenses during 2007-08 and earned Rs 7.06 lakh revenue, which has enhanced to Rs 7.11 lakh by issuing 1782 licenses in 2008-09,” Sadiq said.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 31 May 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 31 May 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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