25th April 2018, Mokokcheng, Nagaland
To boost up the fisheries and aquaculture activities in the state of Nagaland, ICAR-Directorate of Cold Water Fisheries Research, Bhimtal, Nainital established a mahseer hatchery along with brood stock ponds at Longkong village, Mokokcheng, Nagaland with an objective to conserve the state fish Chocolate mahseer.
The Minister for PWD, Shri Tongpang Ozukum, Government of Nagaland along with other high officials inaugurated the facilities today. The Minister expressed his satisfaction for successful implementation of the project by DCFR, which is first of its kind in the state for the benefit of local people and to protect the endemic food and sport fish.
Dr.Debajit Sarma, Director, ICAR-DCFR emphasised the need of such project under NEH activities, which will help to conserve and rehabilitate the mahseer fisheries in the natural water resources augmenting the livelihood security of the hilly people of the region.
Shri T. Mhabemo Yanthan, Secretary(Fisheries) and Sh. Kevisa Kense, Director of Fisheries, Government of Nagaland, Dr. Sudhir Raizada, ADG(I.Fy.), ICAR, New Delhi, Dr.A.K. Singh, Former Director, DCFR, members of Angling Association of Nagaland as well as progressive farmers participated and graced the occasion.
A State level Angling Competition was also organized during the programme.
(Source: ICAR-Directorate of Cold Water Fisheries Research, Bhimtal, Nainital)