Fisheries Deptt stocks fish seed in Dal

Fisheries Deptt stocks fish seed in Dal
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Srinagar, June 4: Director Fisheries Bashir Ahmad Bhat on Thursday launched a drive to stock live fish seed in the Dal Lake to maintain fish biomass.

On the occasion, Director Fisheries said that eight lakh quality fish seed of Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) produced at National Fish Seed farm Manasbal was stocked in the Dal Lake to augment the fish biomass.

“The world famous water body, Dal Lake is used by more than 1500 fishers living on the periphery of the lake who are registered with the department, besides recreational fishing by locals and tourists,” he said.

Explaining, he added that the stocking of the Dal lake is done annually to maintain the fish dynamics of the lake and round the clock watch and ward is ensured by strict enforcement of Fisheries Act.

“Fishing licenses are being issued on an annual basis and fishing gears are regulated as per Fisheries Act. The offenders are booked under the relevant provisions of the Act,” he said, adding that the department is working tirelessly for upliftment of the fishermen community through implementation of centrally sponsored schemes particularly Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yogana (PMMSY)

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