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Jammu and Kashmir: Blue revolution, produces 21,000 MTs of fish annually by Mukeet Akmali October 04,2021   |  Source: Greater Kashmir

With introduction of several schemes, Jammu and Kashmir fish production has reached 21,000 MTs annually including 650 MTs of trout fish. As per the official document, J&K produces around 21 Thousand MTs of fish every year including 650 MT of trout besides 13.25 million trout seed and 62.50 million carp/other seed every year. J&K is the leading trout producer in the country and accounts for about 71 percent of the country’s trout production. Director Fisheries, Bashir Ahmad Bhat said: “Kashmir is abundant in natural, clean, pollution-free water resources in the form of rivers, lakes, springs, streams etc, which form the prime centers of cold water Fisheries. This water is well suited for breeding, rearing, and production of trout fishes. In view of vast Fisheries Resources and suitable climatic conditions” “The privatization of Fish culture in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir is now more than a decade old and the continuous efforts taken by the Department of Fisheries at ground level has started bearing fruits now. Various other schemes which include RKVY/NMPS, State sector, Blue Revolution etc have resulted in an increase in fish production.”

As per the official document there are around 15500 fishermen in J&K and for their welfare 3482 low cost houses have been


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