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Fisheries department releases fingerlings at Doyang reservoir

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By EMN Updated: Jul 19, 2020 7:00 am
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A Fisheries department official is seen releasing fish fingerlings at Doyang reservoir.

Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): The department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources released 1.76 lakh of fingerlings comprising Indian Major Carp (IMC) Rohu, Catla, Mrigal and Silver Carp at Doyang reservoir in Wokha district on June 17. The department undertook the mission with an aim to enhance fish stock and to uplift livelihood of the fishing community.

During the releasing programme held at Doyang, joint director Lotimenba urged the fishing community to strictly follow the mesh size regulations and control the use of dynamite fishing in the area. He also advised that the targeted quantity to be harvested during the year should be approximately 88 metric tons, a DIPR report stated.

Lotimenba anticipated a harvest of 9448.12 MT during the current annual plan 2019-20. In addition, he stated a bulk quantity of 3700MT fish was supplemented by importing from outside the state. To bridge the gap, he stated that the department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources has initiated the programme at Doyang as it is the biggest water body in the state with tremendous potential of becoming a major contributor towards improving the state economy.

Also speaking on the occasion, the district fishery officer, Wokha, Dory Yanthan thanked the District Anglers Wokha Nagaland (DAWN) and fishing community for assisting the department.

Meanwhile, DAWN and the fishing community thanked the director of Fisheries, Kevisa Kense, and Lotimenba for initiating the programme.

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By EMN Updated: Jul 19, 2020 7:00:28 am