Press Release


Information & Public Relations Department

Date: 21-Nov-2023
Pakyong, 21 November (IPR): In celebration of World Fisheries Day, the Global Fisheries Conference India 2023 was live-streamed, engaging participants worldwide. The Directorate of Fisheries, Pakyong District, marked the occasion with an awareness programme on Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) and Mukhya Mantri Matsya Utpadhan Yojana (MMMUY) at Pakyong today.
Ms Gouri Mukhia, Assistant Director, emphasised the benefits of the programme for fish farmers, encouraging them to utilise the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) for added advantages. She stressed the importance of obtaining a declaration form from the Directorate of Fisheries for Tilapia Fish Farming and shed light on the Group Accidental Insurance Scheme (GAIS) under PMMSY, which provides coverage for all fishers. She also discussed the critical aspects of fish seed farming.
Likewise, Mr Krishna P Sharma, Range Officer, covered in his presentation various facets of the Culture and Breeding of Carp and ornamental fish. He delved into the significance of quality fish seed production for aquaculture, explaining the Hypophysation Technique, steps in Artificial Propagation Technique, Brood Husbandry, and the criteria for selecting brood fish. The presentation concluded with insights into seed acclimation and stocking strategies.
Mr Yogesh Dangel, Block Officer, delivered a detailed presentation on the ongoing schemes under the Directorate of Fisheries. He provided information on the eligibility criteria for beneficiaries under the PMMSY and MMMUY schemes. He particularly emphasised the significance of these schemes in fostering sustainable fish farming practices. He addressed key initiatives, including the construction of trout raceways and trout hatcheries, highlighting the importance of these projects in enhancing freshwater fish production.
Furthermore, Mr Arohan Bhandari, FMO Pakyong, provided insights into fish feed management. His presentation covered the essential nutrients in feed and emphasised crucial considerations before procuring ingredients. He underscored the importance of balanced nutrition in optimising fish health and production.
The programme also featured an interactive session tailored for new fish farmers. This session aimed to address queries and provide guidance on fish farming practices and available schemes.
Report by DIO Pakyong