Kohima, July 20 (MExN): Thirty fish farmers of Kohima village under Kohima District received aquaculture inputs such as fish seeds, fish feeds and enclosure nets on July 3.
As per a report from the DIPR, the inputs were distributed by the Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources in collaboration with ICAR- Directorate of Cold Water Fisheries Research (ICAR-DCFR), Bhimtal, Uttarakhand under the project ‘Socio Economic Development through Scientific Fish Farming under Tribal Sub Plan Scheme.’
Neitho-o Kuotsu, Deputy Director and Nodal Officer of the Program highlighted on the importance of the project and the significance of scientific culture of fish farming practices. He stated that sustainable, productive fisheries and aquaculture improve food and nutrition security, increase income and improve livelihoods, promote economic growth and protect our environment and natural resources. He also urged the farmers and entrepreneurs of the State to take up scientific system of fish culture to uplift our economy and reduce our dependency on low quality fishes imported from other States.
Fishery Inspector, Khriezato Nakhro speaking on the management practices of fish culture mentioned the importance of provision of good quality fish seed and feed for a successful fish farming business enterprise.
Aselie Kire, a fish farming enthusiast, thanked the Directors of Department of Fisheries & AR and ICAR-DCFR, Bhimtal for the project and assured on behalf of the beneficiaries that they will endeavor for the success of the project which he hope will also encourage others to take up such venture.