New Fish Hatchery to Help Fish Farmers in Punjab

18 January 2016, at 12:00am

PAKISTAN - Five new fish nurseries and one large fish hatchery are to be built in Punjab to meet the demand for fish seed in the province.

Punjab Fisheries Director General Dr Muhammad Ayub said that the main objective of the Rs 467 million project was to deliver better fish.

Dr Ayub stated that a large hatchery was being established in Lahore at Bhaseen area on 60 acres of land at a cost of Rs 254 million and five nurseries consisting of six acres each in Pakpattan, Mandi Bahauddin, Narowal, Chiniot and Nankana Sahib at a cost of Rs 197 million, while Rs 16 million would be spent on the office management, reports DailyTimes.

He said that through the establishment of the new units the production of an additional three million quality fish seed is now possible.

“In order to make aquaculture a state-of-the-art activity, sub-agency of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation’s technical cooperation for good aquaculture practices are being introduced to improve and promote fish farming sector to garner quality production,” he concluded.