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Himachal Pradesh: Emerges major trout fish producer December 03,2019   |  Source: Punjab News Express

Himachal Pradesh has emerged as major trout fish producing states in the country. Initiatives taken by the state government started paying dividends and trout fish production is expected to touch 685 metric tonnes in the state during the current financial year. In 2018-19, a total of 568.443 Metric Tonnes trout fish production valuing Rs 2558.00 Lakh was recorded in the State government has decided to open trout fish outlets at Shimla Chamba and Kangra under CSS-Blue Revolution, revealed Mr Virender Kanwar, Fisheries Minister and added that these outlets will be made functional shortly.

Trout Fishery in Himachal Pradesh has been introduced in 600 kms river beds at higher altitude of cold water streams in snow fed rivers of Beas, Sutlej and Ravi which are most conducive for trout farming in hill state . Presently, there are seven trout fish production district of Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Kinnaur, Chamba, Kangra and Sirmaur.

Kanwar further stated that the state government has set up a target of 800 Metric tonnes trout fish production in barren cold water during the year 1920-21 while 950 Metric tonnes trout fish production target has been fixed for the year 1921-22. The department has chalked out ambitious marketing strategy for sales of trout fish to

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