The first phase of fingerlings ranching programme at Doyang reservoir was held on June 4 where about 4.0 lakhs fingerlings were released into the reservoir by district fisheries officer, Wokha and technical team.
According to district fisheries officer Ketusielie Angami, the fingerlings ranching programme is a yearly programme which has been benefiting over 14 surrounding villages comprising more than 400 fishermen households.
The present fish production from Doyang reservoir comes up to the tune of 300 MT per annum which is a great boost to state’s fish production.
This year’s first phase ranching programme was sponsored by National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) and conducted by department of fisheries, government of Nagaland.
Doyang reservoir has been a source of livelihood for many fishing communities in the surrounding villages.
The biggest perennial river in Nagaland, Doyang is filled with nature’s bounty providing local people with varieties of fishes and other aquatic species.
Varieties of species are transported to places like Tinsukia and Golaghat in Assam, as well as to Dimapur and Kohima.