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Government Of Assam Sonitpur District

Fishery Department - Fishery Sector of Sonitpur

Mandate of the Department :

1. Popularizing of Scientific Fish farming.
2. Increase fish and quality seed Production.
3. Support nutritional demand through protein rich fish.
4. Employment generation.
5. Policy formulation related to fisheries.

Resource pattern with water Spread Areas :

Sl.No.

Resources

Number

Water spread Area

1

River Fisheries

08 No.s

20,640 Ha

2

Beel/oxbow lakes

70 No.s

1,380 ha

3

Forest Fisheries

Nil

Nil

4

Derelict water bodies/swamps/lowlaying

305 No.s

679.0 ha

5

Reservoir fisheries

Nil

Nil

6

Ponds and Tanks

16050 Nos

1637.00 ha

Identified Fish Species of the State : 216
Fish having ornamental value with Global Demand : 35

Fish Seed and Fish Production in Sonitpur in the last five years:

Year

Fish seed production(in million No.s)Spawn

Fish Production (in lakh Ton)

2014-15

15,890

7,350.60 MT

2015-16

16,730

7,950.00MT

2016-17

17,970

8,753.00 MT

2017-18

18,075

9,449.67 MT

2018-19

19882

12541.30 MT

2019-20

19940

12851.41 MT

No. of Govt. Fish farm : 3 no.s
No. of Fish Seed hatchery (Govt.) : 1No.
No. of Fish seed hatchery (Pvt) : 6 no.s
No. of Fish Feed Mill : 2 no.a
No. of sponsored hygienic Fish market : 1 no.
No. of Registered Co.Operative Societies : 23 No.s
No. of Registered Revenue Fishery : 3 Nos