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Friday 20 July 2018
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Himachal to introduce genetically improved fish species

The State Government and Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research (DCFR), Bhimtal, Uttrakhand will together work for increasing fish production in the State besides introducing genetically improved new fish species in high altitude lakes, cold waters and general waters of the State. A decision in this regard was taken during a meeting held at Shimla under the Chairmanship of Tarun Shridhar, Principal Secretary, Fisheries and Dr. A. Barat, Director and Dr. N.N. Pandey, Senior Scientist, DCFR.

Tarun Shridhar requested the DCFR authorities to formulate a project proposal for increasing fish production after surveying and studying the existing fisheries resources. He asked the DCFR to give detail of fish species to be introduced in the State waters and their breeding biology particularly for high altitude waters. Besides training trials for maturation of Arctic char would be undertaken by the Department of Fisheries with technical intervention of DCFR.

He said that DCFR would provide technical know-how for the breeding of Golden Mahseer and Snow Trout. The Fisheries Department would also provide farm infrastructure for raising Brood Bank of Rainbow Trout of DCFR. He said that the seed of Hungarian strain of Common Carp supplied by DCFR to the State would be raised as brooders and growth would be monitored by State officials.



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