Dimapur, July 20: The Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources in collaboration with ICAR- Directorate of Cold Water Fisheries Research (ICAR-DCFR), Bhimtal, Uttarakhand under the project ‘Socio economic development through scientific fish farming under tribal sub plan scheme (TSP)’ distributed aquaculture inputs such as fish seeds, fish feeds and enclosure nets to 30 fish farmers of Kohima village under Kohima District on July 3.
Deputy Director & Nodal Officer of the programme, Neitho-o Kuotsu highlighted on the importance of the project and the significance of scientific culture of fish farming practices. He stated that sustainable, productive fisheries and aquaculture improve food and nutrition security, increase income and improve livelihoods, promote economic growth and protect our environment and natural resources. He also urged the farmers and entrepreneurs of the State to take up scientific system of fish culture to uplift our economy and reduce our dependency on low quality fishes imported from other States.
Fishery Inspector, Khriezato Nakhro speaking on the management practices of fish culture mentioned the importance of provision of good quality fish seed and feed for a successful fish farming business enterprise.
Aselie Kire, a fish farming enthusiast, thanked the Department of Fisheries & AR and ICAR-DCFR, Bhimtal for the project and assured on behalf of the beneficiaries that they will endeavor for the success of the project. (Page News Service)