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Lahore University Induces Carp Breeding

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LAHORE, PAKISTAN - The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore successfully conducted the first induced breeding experiment of fish at its newly established fish hatchery at Ravi Campus, Pattoki.

The first time silver carp breeding produced approximately 200,000 (two lakh) hatchlings which were then shifted to earthen ponds after 72 hours of hatching, reports TheNews.

The breeding of major carps will be done by the end of this month. Muhammad Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Lecturer/Hatchery Manager, Noor Khan, Assistant Professor, Fayyaz Rasool, Lecturer/Farm Manager, Iftikhar Ahmad Qureshi, a PhD student and other postgraduate students successfully bred the silver carp.

The ova prim hormone was injected and stripping of silver carp was accomplished by the students of BS (Hons) Fisheries and Aquaculture, 2nd and 4th semester and postgraduate students, as part of their hands-on training exercise.