Fisheries

The State of Jammu and Kashmir has a unique topography and diverse agro-climatic conditions which divide the State into three agro-climatic zones like tropical Jammu division, temperate Kashmir valley and cold arid zone of Ladakh. The State is bestowed with natural water resources covering a total water spread area of about 0.40 lac ha. existing in the shape of torrential cold water streams, lakes, rivers, sars, springs and high altitude lakes. These waters possess great potential for development of varied types of fisheries like cold water fisheries, warm water fisheries, sport fisheries, reservoir fisheries etc. Fisheries have been one of the main-stays of the State’s and District’s economy since Centuries.

Capture Fisheries

  1. Important Water Bodies
    • Jehlum, Romshai, Rambiara, Chatlum Jeel, Lam Stream, Naristan Stream, Wantinar Stream
  2. Important Fish Species
    • Kashmire Gad (Schizothorex), Punjabi Gad (Carp Species), Trout (Brown, Rainbow)
  3. Number of Registered Fishermen
    • For the year of 2017-18 = 670
    • For the year of 2018-19 = 700
  4. Fish Catch
    • For the year of 2017-18 = 7200 Qtls
    • For the year of 2018-19(up to September end) = 2633.42 Qtls
  5. Trout Streams
    • Lam, Naristan and Wantinar
  6. Number of Fishing Permits
    • For the year of 2017-18 = 25
    • For the year of 2018-19(up to September end) = 40

Culture Fisheries

  1. Trout Units Under Government Sector
    • VTR Rajpora, TR Diobiwan Tral and TR Aripal Tral
  2. Trout Production Government Sector
    • For the Year 2017-18 = 32.240 Qtls
    • For the Year 2018-19(up to ending September) = 12.4048 Qtls
  3. Trout Production Private Sector
    • For the Year 2017-18 = 72.76 Qtls
    • For the Year 2018-19(up to ending September) = 82.39 Qtls
  4. Total Trout Production for 2018-2019 (Up to September end)
    • 94.7948 Qtls
  5. Carp Units Government Sector
    • Carp seed cum Demonstration Centre at Chatlum Pampore (Station for the Dumping and Distribution of seed among Private Beneficiary.
  6. Number of Carp Units Private Sector
    • 56
  7. Carp fish production private sector
    • For the Year 2017-18 = 87.03 Qtls
    • For the Year 2018-19 (up to ending September) = 84.83 Qtls
  8. Total Fish Production (Culture, Capture including angling)
    • For the Year 2017-18 = 7393.0 Qtls
    • For the Year 2018-19 (up to ending September) = 2812.9948 Qtls

Welfare Schemes

  1. Distribution of Nylon Twine
    • For the Year 2018-19 = 700 Fishermen
  2. Distribution of Weighing Balance
    • For the Year 2018-19 = 286
  3. Distribution of Nets (Cast Nets)
    • For the Year 2018-19 = 53
  4. Distribution of Bicycles
    • For the Year 2018-19 = 30
  5. Group Accidental Insurance scheme (PMSBY)
    • For the Year 2017-18 = 670
    • For the Year 2018-19 = 700