The Fisheries Department is going to cultivate Boroli fish in a big way. This tasty fish is endemic to the rivers of north Bengal but over the years, for various reasons, the numbers have dwindled.
To solve the problem of numbers, the Fisheries Department has devised a process to cultivate the hatchlings in lakes. A special hatchery is being constructed in Tufanganj-1 block of Cooch Behar district for the purpose, at a cost of Rs 22 lakh.
More such inland hatcheries would be set up both in Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri districts, the work for which had started last year.
After growing big enough, the fishes would be released in batches in the waters of the Teesta and Torsha, the traditional homes of the fish.
Source: Ei Samay