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January 4, 2019

Fish release scheme by the State Govt

Fish release scheme by the State Govt

The office of the Fisheries Department in North 24 Parganas district has taken up a major scheme of releasing fish hatchlings. This would help the hundreds of fishermen who earn their livelihoods by fishing on the River Hooghly.

As part of this scheme, in December, thousands of hatchlings of the commercially profitable fishes of rohu, catla and mrigel were released from six ghats between Dunlop Ghat in Halisahar and Gandhi Ghat in Barrackpore, all on the bank of the Hooghly River.

At every ghat, 28,000 hatchlings on a average were released, therefore, a total of approximately 1.68 lakh hatchings. These would help in increasing the river’s fish population by a substantial amount.

Besides Hooghly, the district Fisheries Department has also decided to release hatchlings from four ghats on the River Ichamati.