Soft term loans make fish industry profitable

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
13 May 2008, at 1:00am

PAKISTAN - Proactive involvement of private sector, high fish production and soft term loans to the farmers has made the fish farming a profitable industry in the province, according to a story in The Post.

This was stated by Director General Fisheries. Punjab, Dr. Muhammad Ayub while addressing a departmental meeting, says a handout issued here on Sunday. He observed that due to aquatic pollution, fish production had diminished to a large extent in natural water bodies of the province, however, this shortfall could be made up through fish farming.

Dr Ayub further said that untreated toxic effluent of factories and industrial units, thrown into the rivers and canals were hampering fish production in natural waters.

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