SHOPIAN: To boost fish production, the Department of Fisheries stocked various natural water bodies of Shopian district with quality trout fish seeds.
As per the fisheries department, around 5,000 fish seeds of trout have been stocked in the trout streams in the district which provide suitable conditions for growth of such species, an official handout read.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Shabir Hussain Bhat said that the Department of Fisheries under extension programme was stocking the natural water bodies of district Shopian with quality trout fish seed.
The seed is procured from Trout Fish Farming Project Kokernag. The aim of the stocking of fish seed in the natural water bodies is to increase the productivity and the fish catch, read the handout.
It was said that regular sustainable stocking programmes were ensured for the purpose of fish replenishment and to have a sustainable livelihood for the fishermen of the district.
Assistant Director Fisheries Shopian, Mohammad Aslam said that the fish seeding for the year 2018-19, is 74000 carp fish and 5000 trout fishes.
He also said the stocking of the high quality of fish seeds would benefit fishermen of the district who are registered with the department, the handout added.