The new fish hatcheries are being made, two in Khanewal, one each in Lodhran and Vehari. This was stated by assistant director fisheries Ibrar Gujjar while talking to APP. He informed that new fish hatcheries were being developed after recommendations from various MPAs of the region.
South Punjab is rich in production of fish, he said and added that about 80 percent of the Fish was produced in Multan, Khanewal and Muzaffargarh. To a question about Fish consumption in the country, Ibrar Gujjar added that per person consumption of fish in Pakistan was very low as an average of two kilogramme fish was consumed by every Pakistani in a year.
However, at international level, the average stood nearly 25 kilogramme per year. The assistant director disclosed that there were already 12 fish hatcheries functional in the region and the new addition would be very much benefacial.
To another question, the assistant director informed that the fish was produced at an area of nearly 50,000 acres in South Punjab. The Fisheries department was providing every possible assistance for promotion of the fish. APP/atf-xl/zhr