Farmers, entrepreneurs urged to take up scientific practice of fish farming
Dimapur, July 20 (EMN): The deputy director of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources department, Neitho-o Kuotsu, urged the farmers and entrepreneurs of the state to take up scientific system of fish farming to uplift the economy and reduce dependency on low quality fishes imported from other states.
He was speaking at the distribution programme of aquaculture inputs such as fish seeds, fish feeds and enclosure nets to three fish farmers of Kohima village, by the department 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)”.
Kuotsu, who is also the nodal officer of the programme, highlighted the importance of the project and significance of scientific culture of fish farming practices. He said that sustainable, productive fisheries and aquaculture improves food and nutrition security, increases income and improves livelihoods, promotes economic growth, and protects environment and natural resources.
Speaking on the management practices of fish culture, Fishery inspector Khriezato Nakhro 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, on behalf of the beneficiaries thanked the officials of the department and ICAR-DCFR, Bhimtal for the project and assured that they will endeavor for the success of the project which he hoped will also encourage others to take up such venture.