Fisheries dept to harvest 2 tonnes of milkfish by June

  • | Sunday | 18th March, 2018

A total of 1.5 to 2 tonnes of fish is expected to be harvested This is the second year in a row the department is engaging in milkfish cultivation.The fish seeds were provided by the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture, Tamil Nadu, last year. Panaji: In an effort to provide alternative fish source to Goans during the 60-day-long ban period, the state directorate of fisheries is rearing milkfish (Chanos chanos) at Ela farm, Old Goa. Later on, we may experiment with other fish varieties too,” said a fisheries official. The fish, cultivated in December 2017, is scheduled to be harvested by mid-June.“The seasonal fisheries ban imposed from June 1 to July 31 often leaves locals with options like dry or frozen fish.

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