Jammu: Bashir Ahmed Bhat, Director of Fisheries at UT Jammu and Kashmir, today stored around 4 Lakh Carp fish seeds in a natural body of water, namely Dul Hasti Reservoir, Dool during of his two-day visit to Kishtwar district.
He was accompanied by Joint Director of Fisheries (Center) Mr. Manzoor Wani, Deputy Director of Fisheries Doda Joginder Lal, Deputy Director of Fisheries Kishtwar Bharat Bushan, HQ. Officer of the Department of Fisheries Jammu Mohd. Shabir in addition to the relevant field staff remained present during the special storage campaign.
Speaking on the occasion, the Director said that in its efforts to boost fish farming in natural water bodies, the Department of Fisheries is taking regular measures to manage natural water resources by keeping them. increasing with quality and disease resistant varieties of fish seeds in Carp waters as well as in Trout waters.
âAs part of this program, the Fisheries Department has already supplied the Ranjit Sager Dam reservoir with major Indian carp and exotic carp seeds and now it has supplied the Dul Hasti reservoir with quality carp seeds. major Indian and exotic carp, with the exception of grass carp. -he added.
He further stated that the Ministry of Fisheries not only cares about the development of fisheries in natural water bodies, private sector and community water resources, but also takes measures for community development. from Mahigir by providing low cost homes, insurance coverage to family members associated with fishing for a living and also providing wood for making fishing boats as well as nylon string for making fishing boats. their nets used in fishing.
“The storage of natural water bodies is a regular program that is undertaken by the department throughout the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir according to the feasibility and the existing fish biomass,” he said. .
He further stated that the Fisheries Department had built 5,320 nos of low cost homes through 2020-21 and settled 234 insurance claims from Mahigirs (fishermen), in addition to taking steps for stream development. World Famous Angling Center – J&K Union Territory Trout Streams. As part of the seeding program, the department seeded Sharekhi Nallah and Thanalla Nallah from Bhaderwah region, Doda district, with 15,000 Nos of advanced fry (4 to 5 grams) of rainbow trout seeds. sky.
It is relevant to mention here that said seed was produced at the Bheja Trout Fish Farming Project in Doda District. The Bheja Trout Fish Farming Project was established during the years 2006-07 to 2008-09 and has six pairs of raceways with a maximum production capacity of 12 tonnes of fish subject to regularity of source availability. water, because the water source is subject to seasonal fluctuations depending on the amount of snow and rainfall.