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Fish Production in Assam Gone Up by 27% in 4 Years

G Plus News | November 30, 2020 17:54 hrs

GUWAHATI: Assam has become the first state in the northeast region of India to attain self-sufficiency in fish seed production (5678 million fish seed fry in 2015-16 to 9519 million fish seed fry in 2019-20 with 67.65% growth) and supply to neighboring northeastern states.

As per an official release, Assam took a quantum jump in fish production from 2.94 lakh MT in 2015-16 to 3.73 lakh MT in 2019-20 with 26.87% increased production.

As su
ch, the state has bagged four top honours in the fisheries sector, including the “best state” title among hilly states.

Assam demonstrated the availability of local fish in sufficient quantity through the sale of local fish by its federation FISHFED maintaining COVID-19 protocol during lockdown giving huge profit to cooperatives.

Assam achieved the distinction of being the first state in the breeding of Magur (catfish) without sacrificing male. The farm produced around 2 lakh seed (fry) and distributed in 15 districts of Assam last season. The breeding was carried out in the Fish Breeding cum Research Center, Regional Training Institute, Amranga, Guwahati, Assam by Raben Das, FDO cum Farm in-charge.

Assam has successfully cultured indigenous varieties like Pabda, Labeo bata, Cirrhinus reba in Recirculatory Aquaculture System (RAS). The state also has been able to successfully take up Biofloc technology and many farmers/entrepreneurs have recently established biofloc units in Assam.

Climate-resilient technology for fish farming has also been introduced for the first time in the state, where climate-resilient species like carp-mola and freshwater prawn culture has been successfully demonstrated in the State with the technical guidance of the World Fish Centre.

Notably, Assam is currently collaborating with international organizations such as the World Fish Centre, Malaysia for the implementation of various projects under World Bank aided programs.

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