July 23, 2020
India's fisheries branch boosts Kohima district's aquaculture
India's Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources (DF&AR) released aquaculture materials such as fish seeds, fish feeds and enclosure nets to 30 fish farmers of Kohima village in Kohima district on, Nagaland Post reported.
This is 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)".
According to DIPR report, deputy director and 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 economy and reduce 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 Fisheries & AR and ICAR-DCFR, Bhimtal for the project and assured on behalf of the beneficiaries that they will endeavour for the success of the project.