MULTAN, Jan 4 (Muzaffargarh.City – 04th Jan, 2017 ) : The fisheries department Punjab is constructing largest fish hatchery in South Punjab at Fazilpur Rajanpur area, on 220 acres of land and over 60 percent work so far has been completed.
According to fisheries department sources, the construction work was in progress with a rapid pace for which Rs 140 million would be spent. The fish seed for the local and fish farmers from other provinces will be available on subsidized rates fixed by the Punjab government after the completion of largest fish hatchery while the project would be completed by Jnue-2017, sources added.
Deputy Director fisheries department Rana Riasat told APP that construction of largest fish hatchery in South Punjab would be helpful to meet the fish-seed need of fish farmers of the area. He informed that the hatchery concerned would produce about seven million fish seed, adding that the fish farmers from Sindh and Balochistan would also purchase the fish seed.
He said the Punjab government was paying special focus on the development of South Punjab. He said that fish farming was a profitable business and urged the people of the area to adopt fish-farming as profession for getting handsome revenue.
He said that fish-farming was a risk-free business. He informed that district Muzaffargarh was producing 60 percent of the whole fish production of the province, adding that there was long riverine area in Muzaffargarh district.
He said that they were trying to produce fish in saline and brackish water areas of DG Khan while they had succeeded to produce fish in barren areas as well, he concluded.