Trout production up in J&K

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
9 June 2006, at 1:00am

INDIA - Production of trout fish, once a delicacy only enjoyed by the elite, has soared to 100 metric tonnes in Jammu and Kashmir and is proving to be a lucrative option of alternative farming. The state government has set up special trout sales outlets to make the commodity available to common man at subsidised rates, an official spokesperson said. The production is expected to rise five times after completion of the second phase of Kokernag national trout fish farm, J&K Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Abdul Aziz Zargar said. At present, there are about 120 trout fishing beats spread over 40 streams and 12 high altitude lakes in the hill state of India. Source: Business Standard