|Water Resources||Culture fisheries||Fish production||Fish seed production||Fish farmers|
|prawn hatchery||Model aqua village||Harvesting of Dumbur fish||Soil & water testing||Breeding-cum-training centre|
|1||Total water area in the State||21,946.20 ha|
|a) Culturable fisheries|
|i) Ponds/tanks||9,145.10 ha.|
|ii) Mini barrage||4,922.34 ha.|
|b) Capture fisheries|
i) Reservoir (Gomti)
ii) Rudrasagar lake
iii)River & rivulets etc.
|2||Production of fish||19,837.75 MT|
|3||Production of fish seed||200.93 millions.|
|4||Fish farmers||1,08,744 nos.|
|5||Number of prawn hatchery unit at Govt. level||4 nos|
|6||Pabda Hatchery (Govt. level)||1 no.|
|7||Model aqua-village||6 nos.|
|8||Harvesting of Dumbur fish (from 2001 onwards)||1467.99 MT|
|9||Soil & Water Testing Laboratory||4 nos.|
|10||Ornamental Fish Breeding -cum-Training Centre||1 no.|
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The data collected recently through door to door survey indicate that aqua-resources contribute only 2.09 % of the total geographical area of the state. Out of the total aqua-resources of 21.946.20 ha. 35.90% is contributed by capture and 64.10% by culture fisheries. Category wise detailed break up is as follows :
|SL no.||Category of water bodies||Area in hec||% against total aqua resources|
|1||Rivers & rivulets||4728.96||21.55|
|SL no.||Category of waterbodies||Area in hec.||% against total aqua resources|
|1||Ponds & tanks||9145.10||41.67|
|Grand total (A+B)||21946.20||100.00|
Against demand of 41,170 MT fish, the State of Tripura is able to produce only 19,837.75 MT fish from all categories of water resources. Category wise contribution is stated below :-
|SL No.||Resources||Fish production (ton)||% of contribution in total production.|
Production of fish seed in private sector has made remarkable progress in the State. Demand of fish seed in Tripura during 2004-05 was 109.06 millions whereas the State produced 200.93 millions of seed from both in private & govt. sectors. The private seed growers were encouraged to produce more fish seed for export the surplus to the neighbouring states.
|SL No.||Name of Dist.||No. of farmers||Total|
To provide the technical knowledge and culture aspect of Giant fresh water prawn (Galda Chingri) with an idea to generate more income in poly culture Deptt. established 4(four) prawn hatcheries at West, South & North district with the financial assistance from of DRDAs/FFDA and GOI. Those hatcheries are now producing prawn seed.
Area based approach for comprehensive development of fisheries is very much essential for mass awareness and motivation amongst the fish farmers. With this aim at least one aqua-culture village is proposed to be developed in each block of the state. It is proposed to create 40(forty) such aqua-villages during implementation of revised perspective plan in 8 years period. During 2004-05 6(six) model villages were developed in the following panchayats:-
The Govt. of Tripura has introduced a policy for selling of fish from dumbur reservoir to fishermen on royalty basis since 15th October, 2001 onwards. There are 846 nos. licence holder fishermen who are residing in and around the reservoir. This policy has encouraged the fishermen to harvest fish significantly from the reservoir. During the period from 2001 to 2004-05 the harvested quantity of fish was 1467.99 MT against which the Deptt. earned Rs.47.72 lakhs as royalty.
Knowledge about soil and water quality of aquaculture resources is most essential for scientific fish culture. The Deptt. already installed 4 soil and water testing laboratories in 4 districts of the state. All are now functioning at Agartala, Kumarghat, Kamalpur and Udaipur.
Ornamental fish trade can open new avenues for self-employment and income generation in the State. The state possesses good number of fish species. Some of them can be popularized as ornamental fish. Recently Department established one ornamental fish breeding cum training centre at College tilla, Agartala.
maintained by Directorate of Fisheries,Govt. of Tripura, Ph:0381-2226294 E
mail: tripurafisheries[at]rediffmail dot com