‘Stocking fish seed in natural water bodies to increase productivity’

‘Stocking fish seed in natural water bodies to increase productivity’
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Fisheries dept stocks 70,000 carp seed in water bodies of Shopian

SHOPIAN: In an attempt to boost the fish production in district Shopian, the department of fisheries, stocked various natural water bodies of Shopian district with 70,000 quality carp fish seeds.
On the occasion, District Development Commissioner Shopian Owais Ahmed said that the department of fisheries under Extension Programme was stocking the natural water bodies of District Shopian with quality carp fish seed. The seed is procured from National Fish Seed Farm Manasbal, an official handout read.
“The aim of stocking of fish seed in the natural water bodies is to increase the fish productivity,” the DDc said. For the purpose of fish replenishment and to have sustainable livelihood for the fishermen of the district, the DDC said “regular sustainable stocking programmes will be undertaken”.
Assistant director Fisheries Shopian Mohammad Aslam said that the fish seeding for the year 2016-17 is 1,54,000 (50,000 of carp fishes and 1,04,000 of trout), and for the year 2017-18, total number of fish seeding is 1,20,000 (50,000 of carp and 70,000 of trout), the handout read.