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Pakistanis Receive Intensive Fish Farmer Training

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PAKISTAN - The Fisheries Development Board (FDB) has provided intensive fish farming training to 1300 people under its plans to improve the technological skills of fishermen.

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The other areas in which training provided were cage farming, net making, post-harvest handling and marketing.

The Fisheries Development Board has also supported all these people with water quality test kits, netting material and fish handing kits, reports the PakistanObserver.

Sources at the Ministry of National Food Security and Research said modern equipment and machinery like water aerators and fish hauling tanks have been introduced with support of GIZ - a German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation and Reform Support Programme of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

The sources said FDB under Ministry of National Food Security and Research is also active in promotion of aquaculture technologies and has introduced new aquaculture systems and species.

They said the Ministry has initiated a pilot project for culturing of shrimps/prawns in the country which has shown amazing results.