Fishery

 

 

Mizoram has considerable stretches of plain area with all favourable and condusive conditions for development of fisheries. The state has about 24000 hectare of potential land which could be developed for fish farming. Due to various constraints in the past so far only 4500 hectare of ponds and tanks could be developed for fish till end of 2012-2013.

 

The state has further 6000 hectare of water area in the form of rivers and streams spread over 1100 km of riverine stretches.

 

In the recent past the Power & Electricity Department has created two hydroelectricity impoundments offering almost 4000 hectare and the government has entrusted the state Fisheries Department to incorporate capture based culture fisheries though MOU executed between Power & Electricity Department and Fisheries Department.

 

The main policy of the government for fishery sector in the state is targeted towards gradual bridging of the gap between requirement of table size fish and its supply from the state own resources and finally to reach self-sufficiency to offer 11kg per capita by the end of 12th Five Year Plan period, besides offering self employment to 16000 families.

 

The requirement of table size fish is estimated to be about 14300 M.T. by the end of 12th Five Year Plan period at a per capita scale of 11kg. To achieve this target, 3000 hectare of new ponds and tanks  has to be developed in the state for which there is immense scope as only about 18.75% of the total potential fishery resource of 24000 hectare has so far been developed till 2012-2013.

 

Area Under Pisciculture, 2001-02 to 2012-13:

 

District wise Area Under Pisciculture, 2010-11 and 2012-13:

 

Quantity of Inland Fish Production, Fish Seed Production and Distribution 2001-02 to 2012-13:

 

District wise Quantity of Inland Fish Production, Fish Seed Production and Distribution, 2010-11 and 2012-13:

 

Fish Seed Availability Scenario:

 

Highlights of the major Achievements during 2013-2014: