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Punjab government looks to boost fish production

is looking capitalise on fish farming increase its exports.

government has planned projects to provide assistance to fish farmers. fisheries department has started a number 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 fish farming. The private sector is being taken on board too, he added.

The farmers say that fish farming can meet the demand seafood in . If the government invests in the industry, then the fish can be exported too, they add.

leads the fish production in Punjab, said Rana Shamshad, the president of the fish association. The fish farm spreads to least 30,000 acres of land in , he remarked.