Kohima, July 19 (NEx): The department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources released 1.76 lakhs fingerlings at Doyang reservoir comprising of Indian Major Carp (IMC) Rohu, Catla, Mrigal and Silver carp.
With an aim to enhance the fish stock and to uplift the livelihood of the fisherman community, the department has initiated this programme under assistance to Pisciculturist programme.
During the releasing programme held at Doyang, on June 17, Jt. Director Lotimenba urged the fisherman to continue to strictly follow the mesh size regulations and control the use of dynamite fishing in the area. He also stated that targeted quantity to be harvested during the year through this initiative will be approximately 88 metric tons.
Lotimenba also said that during the current annual plant 2019-20, a production of 9448.12 MT is anticipated and in addition a bulk quantity of 3700MT fish is supplemented by importing from outside the state, and to bridge that gap the department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources has initiated this programme at Doyang, as it is the biggest water body in the state with tremendous potential of becoming a major contributor towards the improvement of state economy.
District Fishery Officer, Wokha, Dory Yanthan thanked the District Anglers Wokha Nagaland (DAWN) and fisherman community for assisting the department while releasing the fingerlings.
Meanwhile, DAWN and the fisherman community also thanked the Director, Kevisa Kense and Jt. Director Lotimenba for initiating the programme.