Punjab is looking to capitalise on fish farming to increase its exports.
The government has planned projects to provide assistance to fish farmers. The fisheries department has started a number of projects too.
“We want farmers to breed fishes which can be exported,” said Fisheries Director-General Sikender Hayat. Setting up mobile laboratories is among the government’s priorities, he remarked.
Dr Hayat said that the mobile laboratories will help them reach more farmers and help them in fish farming. The private sector is being taken on board too, he added.