Fisheries

Fish rearing (pisciculture) is gaining momentum and acceptability as a source of full time and part time livelihood. The demand for fish is increasing day by day owing to its dietary benefits as it has been found beneficial in various kinds of diseases and ailments. To fulfill this growing demand it is being reared not only in the public sector but also in the private sector.
As the district is endowed and gifted with many fresh water resources, unfortunately which are on the decline, the fish rearing is picking up under the Fisheries Department who not only provide the technical and technological support but also monetary and material incentives. The Fisheries department should undertake a survey of all the water bodies, their water quantity and water quality, of the district. The survey should include not only the approximations of the wild species of fish available in these water bodies but their health status as well and should be shown through G.I.S.mapping. The department should take all necessary steps to increase the quantity of the traditional fish species by applying scientific methods and ensuring community participation. Further all the existing fish species should be catalogued covering its origin, habitat, breeding months, present quantity and coloured photos of each and every species. A blanket ban should be imposed on fish catch during their breeding months giving them space and time to multiply. It has also been observed that there are no fixed rates for selling the different species of local and non-local fish. The whole affair has been left to the discretion of the fisherwomen who charge as per their temperaments without fear of any government authority or institution. Nobody is there to look about the quality and health of the marketed fish stocks.