Kokernag offers bait to private players angling for trout farming

Kokernag offers bait to private players angling for trout farming

With Asia’s largest fisheries farm in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district emerging due to the fact best producer of rainbow trout on the planet, private farms are taking to trout rearing and finding it commercially viable

The weekend getaway of Kokernag, 22km from Anantnag, is home to Asia’s largest fisheries farm that is emerging because the best producer of rainbow trout on earth.

Spread over 20 hectares, the farm was put pof search free up 36 years back with support from the European Economic Committee. It started with a hatchery that is single has now been upgraded to three hatcheries who supply an incredible number of eyed ova and seeds to beneficiaries, including private fish farmers.

Trout farming when you look at the sector that is private introduced because of the government in 2009 and has been a success. At the moment, there are many than 540 private farms rearing trout and earning their livelihood in Kokernag.

Simply the conditions that are right

The main trout farming project officer at Kokernag, Mohammad Muzaffar Bazaz, says Kashmir has 2 kinds of fisheries, warm and cold water. The temperature shouldn’t exceed 20 degrees Celsius“For trout culture. Brown trouts come in abundance into the upper reaches,” he says.

Being the first fisheries postgraduate (MFSc) of Kashmir, Bazaz has a liking that is special this farm and spends his entire trip to the hatcheries, raceways and streams to help keep a watch from the trouts.

“We have our personal brooders to get eggs and milt that is white them. We rainbow that is rear for commercial purposes only as it is done in the remainder world,” he says, showing the brooders swimming in the clear water of this gushing stream. Read More