The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has established many trout hatcheries across Jammu and Kashmir for the seed generation.
Recently Director Fisheries, J&K visited some of these hatcheries to know about the seed production.
He visited all the components of the hatchery and also inspected the repair work of the feeding channel and installation of screens/Dam boards being taken up by PWD (R&B) at the Trout Hatchery.
While inspecting the Trout Rearing unit, Beerwah, he was briefed that 5 qtls of Trout had been sold from the farm.
It was informed that a Carp Fish Farm, Narbal acts as a Carp seed rearing centre for raising the seed to the fingerling size and subsequent distribution of stunted fingerlings to farmers for rearing in their carp units.
The District Officer informed that the land and water efficient technology for fish farming has also been introduced in the District and one Biofloc unit has been established in the private sector.
The concerned Officer apprised the Director that about 100 Fish culture units have been established in the District including 16 Trout and 02 Carp units during the current financial year.
He informed that more youth are coming forward to adopt fish farming as an economic enterprise. A total 825 fishermen are registered with the department in District Budgam who earn their livelihood from fishing activity.