The provincial fisheries department on Friday received two vertical flow fish incubators in Chitral to promote and strengthen trout fish farming in the region through improved technology.
The incubators were provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) under their Multi-Year Humanitarian Program (MYHP). The vertical fish incubators will be used for incubation and hatching of trout fish eggs to ensure a consistent supply of fingerlings to the farmers, the sustainability of the enterprises and to strengthen the extension services of the fisheries department.
The programme aims to restore the livelihoods of affected communities and to build their resilience to cope with unforeseen disasters. Under it, the FAO has helped develop ten small-scale fish enterprises.
During the handing-over ceremony, FAO field officer briefed the participants about their on-going FAO projects in the district.
Chitral Assistant Commissioner Alamgir appreciated FAO’s efforts to promote livelihood sources and its contribution towards food security in the district.
He also pledged support to communities that had recently been affected by the Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) in Golan valley of Chitral.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 7th, 2019.