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 as the producer that is best of rainbow trout on earth, 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 this is certainly emerging as the best producer of rainbow trout in the world.

Spread over 20 hectares, the farm was set 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 millions of eyed ova and seeds to beneficiaries, including private fish farmers.

Trout farming into the private sector was introduced by the government in 2009 and it has been a success. At the moment, there are many than 540 private farms trout that is rearing earning their livelihood in Kokernag.

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