DODA: In an ongoing effort to increase Fish production in the District, Department of Fisheries stocked Baglihar Reservoir at Pul Doda with 15000 Nos of Quality Fish seed. Assistant Director Fisheries Doda Mr. M.M Mintoo besides other officials and field functionaries of the department were present on the occasion.
While speaking on the occasion, AD Fisheries Mr. Mintoo revealed that the Reservoir Stocking is being carried out on annual basis with quality fish seeds procured from Jammu/ Kathua.
He said that in Doda District, 456 Fishermen are registered with the department who earn their livelihood from various fisheries resources of the area. He said stocking and establishment of different fish species in the reservoir would increase fish production and also prove to be a healthy source of income for the fishermen of the District. He said Pul Doda to Chanderkote (Baglihar) water reservoir basin is a favourable habitat for the growth and development of the different kind of fish species.
He also said that with better and enhanced fish production the department will be able to provide a protein rich commodity to the people of the area.