Mahseer Seed Ranching in Teesta River of Sikkim on World Environment Day

5th June 2017, Dikchu, Sikkim

ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal in collaboration with Directorate of Fisheries, Government of Sikkim celebrated the “World Environment Day”, by ranching mahseer fingerlings at Dikchu, Teesta river of Sikkim for rehabilitation and conservation here today.

Mahseer Seed Ranching in Teesta River of Sikkim on World Environment Day Mahseer Seed Ranching in Teesta River of Sikkim on World Environment Day

 Shri Somnath Poudyal, Minister of Fisheries, Govt. of Sikkim, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Minister highlighted the significance of natural biodiversity and its importance to conserve indigenous fish fauna of the region in order to bring our river back to life.

Dr. A .K. Singh, Director, ICAR-DCFR welcomes all the dignitaries and explained the inevitability to conserve mahseer which is a keystone species in the river.

An awareness camp was also organised on the occasion to create awareness to protect the natural environment of the river to save the magnificent mahseer, “Tiger of Water”.

5000 numbers of fingerlings produced at DCFR mahseer hatchery was transported to Sikkim on the occasion.  

(Source: ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal)