FD plans to plant 101.54 mln fingerlings nationwide in 2023-2024FY

Cooperation is needed to prevent the destruction of fish, and shrimp and make them sustainable by only consuming them when needed.

According to the Department of Fisheries, there are plans to release 101.54 million fish fry throughout the country in the 2023-2024 financial year.
To promote the long-term and sustainable development of the fishing industry, the government annually releases various types of juvenile fish into dams, rivers, and creeks. This initiative aims to enhance the socio-economic livelihoods of rural communities reliant on the fishing industry.
To maintain the country’s fish resources, diversify the fish population, and improve fish growth rates, the government has scheduled the release of 101.54 million two-inch-sized fish fry. As of August 2023, a total of 45.4229 million have already been released.
It is crucial to adhere to fishing bans, avoid prohibited fishing equipment and methods, and refrain from harvesting fish with eggs, as such actions can negatively impact fish populations. The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation emphasizes the importance of collaborative efforts to prevent the depletion of water resources, fish, and shrimp by consuming them at the appropriate time and age. — TWA/CT

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