The Indian Fisheries Association has decided to honour the Department of Fisheries Assam with Fisheries Development Award 2009-10 for excellence in promoting pisciculture.

The award will be conferred on December 29 in Mumbai as part of the 20th All India Zoological Congress. The association has invited State Fisheries Minister Noor Zamal Sarkar to receive the honour, a press release stated.


The government today issued a written statement saying the land allotted to an educational foundation off EM Bypass was not recorded as a fishery as claimed by the fisheries minister yesterday.

The entrance to Sanjeeva Town off Rajarhat; (above) The Telegraph report highlighting the government

State Minister for Urban Development Dinesh Prasad Gowala recently urged the farmers of Cachar district to seek assistance from the Agriculture and Irrigation departments in view of the prevailing drought-like situation.


Villagers from Manchanabele and Harobande in Chikkaballapur taluk have alleged that the Fisheries Department officials permitted pisciculture of the cannibalistic and poisonous fish, African black cat, in the tanks near Harobande.

Yoginder K. Alagh Posted: Mar 10, 2009 at 0058 hrs IST


The pond at NRS; (above) litter dumped on the bank. Pictures by Bishwarup Dutta
To battle the mosquito menace on its premises, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital (NRS) will use its 1.3-acre pond for pisciculture.

There is no reason why Assam needs to drive out scarce resources of the State to import a huge scale of fish worth around Rs 1000 crore a year in spite of its abundant scope of pisciculture with numerous rivers, ponds, beels and reservoirs.