Aizwal : The first ever fish festival was organised by the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) in association with the state government under the theme “fish for all”. The main objective of the festival is to popularise fish as a food item and create awareness among the people about the ways to start fish production using modern technology. The Development of Fisheries,Conservation and Propagation of Indigenous Fish Species of Mizoram had initiated this event.
CM Lal Thanhawla hoped that fish farmers from Mizoram would benefit from the festival. He said one has to know the techniques and tools to start fish production. “Everything has to be done meticulously from selecting the farming area to giving good fodder to the fishes,” he said. He said Mizoram was lagging behind in fish production because of shortage of fish seed farms. He threw light on the initiatives taken by the government to encourage farmers for fish production using latest technology. The festival witnessed participation from various institutes like Central Institute of Fisheries Education of Mumbai, Fisheries College of Tripura, National Angling Federation and Cold Water Fisheries Research of Bhimtal in Uttarakhand, Mizoram aquarium entrepreneurs’ group, among others.
Mizoram home minister R. Lalzirliana said the government, in association with the NGOs, had taken steps to preserve river water which resulted in rise in fish production.
– TNT News
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