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Director Fisheries Dept conducts 3 day tour of Kishtwar district

40,000 Trout fish seed stocked in Warwan, Marwah area

KISHTWAR, AUGUST 31 ( KINS ) : Director Fisheries Jammu & Kashmir, Bashir Ahmed Bhat stocked about 40,000 trout fish seeds in natural water bodies /trout streams of Warwan and Marwah area during his three day tour of District Kishtwar.
He was accompanied by Joint Director Fisheries (Chenab Valley) M. A. Derzi,
Joint Director South Kashmir M. M. Bazaz; Assistant Director Fisheries Kishtwar Bharat Bushan; besides concerned field staff accompanied the Director during a special drive of stocking.
The Director Fisheries stated that in its endeavours to promote fish breeding in natural water bodies, Department of Fisheries have stocked 40 thousands Trout seeds in Marsudar, Guzar, Bata and Daswal trout streams of Warwan & Hajka nallah in Marwah area in presence of PRI and DDC members. He said the department has been taking regular management measures of natural water resources by augmenting these water bodies with quality, disease resistant varieties of fish seed both in Trout waters as well as in Carp waters.
“Under this programme the Fisheries department has already stocked Dul Hasti reservoir with Indian Major Carp and exotic carp seed and today stocking of various trout streams of Warwan and Marwah area with fingerlings of Trout seed was done,” he added.
“Stocking of natural water bodies is an ongoing regular programme which is being undertaken by the department throughout the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir as per the feasibility and existing fish biomass” he maintained.
He further stated that the fisheries department has constructed 5320 Low Cost Houses till 2020-21 and has settled 234 insurance claims of Mahigirs (Fishermen), besides it has also taken this step for development of famous trout streams to attract more and more anglers/tourists to the area.
Meanwhile, he inspected the ongoing works of under-construction Trout Rearing Unit at Bata Warwan and directed the Assistant Director to take up the matter with executing agency-Executive Engineer Marwah to expedite construction works.

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