Project to conserve riverine fish in natural water

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Chandigarh, Dec 5 (UNI) The Haryana Fisheries Department will spend a sum of Rs 13 lakh to execute various projects in Yamunanagar district during the current financial year with a view to conserving the riverine fish in natural water.

Fisheries Department Director P V Singh today said that under these projects, Fish Seed Centres would be improved. The seed of those fish, which were on the verge of extinction, would be conserved.

He said a bio-reserve in 0.8 hectares of land would be constructed at Government Fish Seed Farm, Dadupur. Besides, Fish Seed farm would be strengthened to produce good quality of natural seed for the propagation of fisheries in natural water.

He stressed the need for saving the water of Yamuna river from pollution as the fish were badly affected due to polluted water.

He emphasised on the importance of conservation of natural resources including fisheries for their survival.

He said efforts were on for the conservation of reverine fisheries in the state so that the demand of anglers could be met out. He further said the department would chalk out a plan for checking illegal fishing in natural water effectively.

Mr Singh sought the cooperation of Sarpanches, Panches and non governmental organisations for conservation of the fisheries in reverine natural water.


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