Fisheries

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Introduction

Fishing is the activity of trying to catch fish. Fish are normally caught in the wild. Techniques for catching fish include hand, gathering, spearing, netting, angling and trapping. Fishing may include catching aquatic animals other than fish also. Fisheries and aquaculture not provides fish as a food option but it also provides direct and indirect employment opportunities in the state. The Department of Fisheries is carrying out various schemes for development of Fisheries in the state. In the recent years, a large no. of people in the state have been engaged in aquaculture & allied activities. For promoting Cluster based aqua farming and developing potential marketing linkages Department is focusing on cooperative fish farming through its two apex organizations namely Trout farming Vipadan Evam Prabandhan Mahasangh Ltd and Zila Sehkari Matsya Vikas Evam Vipadan Federation Ltd .To achieve the desired outputs ,sustained efforts are being carried out for socio-economic development of the primary fisheries cooperatives through NCDC aided project. Through extensive financial, technical and logistic support it is aimed to benefit 150 cooperatives with approximately 2441 members benefitted from getting direct employment. More than 10000 project indirect beneficiaries.

Zila Sehkari Matsya Vikas Evam Vipdan Federation Ltd

Zila Federation is primarily working for growth of aqua farming in Plain region of the state that includes district Haridwar and Udham Siingh Nagar. Major activities carried out through federation include

  • Developing village society ponds as per actual records and making them pollution free to maximize fish production.
  • Promoting various farming like composite, Pangasius and Integrated fish farming.
  • Providing quality fish seed & feed to fish co-operatives to ensure better quality produce.
  • To develop 125 hectares of water area for aqua farming.
  • Developing marketing linkage & brand for the sale of produce of our fisheries cooperatives.
Trout Farming Vipadan Evam Prabandhan Sehkari Mahasangh Ltd

Trout Mahasangh is primarily working for growth of aqua farming in Hilly region of the state that includes district Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Bageshwar, Tehri, Dehradun and Pithoragarh. Major activities carried out through Mahasangh include

  • Developing trout fish farming specially Rainbow trout through construction of trout raceways to maximize trout production.
  • Presently Mahasangh is working with 25 clusters and planning to develop 50 trout cluster in these districts to improve the socio economic status of primary societies.
  • Providing quality trout seed & feed to fish co-operatives to ensure better quality produce.
  • Mahasangh is also working to develop better backward and forward linkage for trout farming that includes transportation, cold chain system and marketing.
  • Developing fish outlets for better marketing linkage & sale of trout.

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