Himachal Pradesh government today pitched for developing technology for breeding of snow trout fish and sought assistance from R&D institutions. View more at #YesPahari.
Himachal Pradesh government today pitched for developing technology for breeding of snow trout fish and sought assistance from R&D institutions with an aim to raise economic profile of the rural youth. Besides, the government sought for conducting a survey for the identification of number of ornamental fish species available in the state rivers.
Himachal Pradesh Forest and Fisheries Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri requested the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) to provide assistance for introducing some new species of cold water fishes, best suited to high altitude lakes/streams of the state. He was speaking at the 88th Annual General Meeting of ICAR, which was presided over by Union Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh in New Delhi today.
He also sought assistance for conducting survey through national institutes for the identification of number of ornamental fish species available in the state rivers. This will help in raising economic standard of rural youth, he said. Bharmouri said that intervention of R&D institutions was required to evolve formulation of cheap pelletized feed with locally available ingredients without compromising the quality. The Minister said that the technology of captive breeding for mahsheer needs to be strengthened by habitat restoration for the protection of brooders & promotion of natural breeding.
He said that families of over 11,844 fishermen were engaged in fishing operations and earning their livelihood from state waters and state reservoirs had the distinction of producing highest per hectare fish (149.2 kg per hectare annum in Gobind Sagar) as well as giving highest per kg price for the fishermen of their fish (Rs 212/- per kg in Pong reservoir) as compared to other large reservoirs of the country.
The state was producing over 417.23 MT of trout fish annually and total fish production of the state attained the level of 11736 MT during the year 2015-16, he added.
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