Soft loans for fish farmers

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
23 February 2007, at 12:00am

PAKISTAN - The Punjab government has offered soft loans to fish farmers to enable them to produce high quality fish locally.

This was stated by Mr. Ehsan Mahmood Bhatti, deputy director fisheries and the provincial coordinator publicity of the department while delivering a lecture to the students of Sarwar Shaheed (NH) Government College, Gujar Khan.

The lecture was aimed at creating awareness of the utility of fish intake among the youth and introducing to them different varieties of fish.

The officer told the students that fish meat was rich in protein with low ingredients of cholesterol. He also highlighted the medicinal importance of the fish.

Mr Bhatti said that the fish farming would not only help in meeting the nutritional needs of the areas around the ponds but would create employment opportunities among youth.

Source: DAWN