Chandigarh, Nov 7 (UNI) Punjab has achieved a fish production of 6,094 kg per hectare which was highest in the country as far as inland fishing is concerned.
Striving for a 'Blue Revolution', the State Fisheries Department has established 7,523 fishery units in Punjab, out of which 2,698 units are on private land.
As many as 4,825 village ponds have also been brought under fish culture and production.
Disclosing this here today, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development Minister Gulzar Singh Ranike said over 10,000 hectare of area will be brought under fish culture in the state.
With this, 50,000 people will get direct and indirect employment in fish farming.
Mr Ranike said 11 model fish ponds have been established in different districts of the state, in which intensive fish culture on scientific line was being developed.
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