Ranching of native bred major carps in river Ganga: an initiatives by ICAR-CIFRI

To commemorate 150 th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, and as a part of Namami Gange program, an initiative was taken by ICAR-CIFRI by organizing fish ranching programme on 2 nd October, 2018 at three consecutive Ganga ghats (Seoraphully, Mangal pandey and Gandhi ghat) at Barrackpore, Kolkata, West Bengal. Lucrative and prized fishes of river Ganga like Rohu, Catla and Mrigal commonly known as Indian Major Carp (IMC) have been declined severely over the period due to several anthropogenic stresses. Thus, it is need of the hour to re-establish these highly demanding fishes of Ganga through ranching in indentified depleted stretches of Ganga. On the occasion, Shri Nabin Naik, Director, Neheru Yuva Kendra Sangathan graced the event as a guest. Giving credit to the efforts of ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, he reckoned about the ongoing degrading situation of the holy river and urged the local people to initiate active coordination to make the Ganga clean. Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI and Principal Investigator, CIFRI-NMCG project highlighted the present project activities and need of ranching in river Ganga through leaflets and palmhlets.. As a part of the event, total of 2.8 Lakhs of native bred Fingerling of Rohu, Catla, Mrigal were released in river Ganga in different ghats. Trilingual pamphlets were distributed among the fishermen and public present over there & were awaked regarding the rising concern of organic pollution and depleted stocks. So far total 11 fish ranching cum awareness programme have been organized in different states like Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal and released more than 13 Lakhs of juveniles of Rohu, Catla, Mrigal and Mahaseer with an aim to restore and conserve the depleting fish stock of the river Ganga.




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