Indian State to be Self Sufficient in Fish by 2030

28 July 2016, at 1:00am

INDIA - The State of Nagaland is planning to become self sufficient in fish by 2030 through a State vision plan.

The Nagaland department of fisheries has been tasked to identify various species of fish suitable for the climatic condition of the region, reports the NagalandPost.

Director of fisheries Kevisa Kense revealed that the state produced 8220 MT fish during 2015-16 with 478 lakhs fish seed production. He informed that there are eight demonstration fish farms and five farming centres in state.

Commenting on water resources, he said that Nagaland has an estimated potential total area of 30,000 ha in inland culture fisheries (ponds/tanks) and 82,500 ha in integrated fish culture (paddy-cum-fish culture and livestock-cum-fish culture).

Speaking as the chief guest, secretary to the government of Nagaland fisheries department Nikhashe Sema termed the fisheries practice in Nagaland as a “primitive method” and stressed the need for it to be upgraded technically with modern types of farming in order to produce sufficiently in the state.

In a keynote address, associate professor and head of department, College of fisheries, CAU, Lembucherra Tripura Dr R.K. Majumdar urged fish farmers to farm fish according to the market demand. He informed that management is one of the aspects which would help them to improve the fish farming in the state.