Uttar Pradesh has won the best state award in the Inland Fisheries category, according to a state government official. The award will be given during the Global Fisheries Conference 2023, which will be held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, on World Fisheries Day (November 21). Fisheries minister Sanjay Nishad said here on Saturday that Uttar Pradesh has won the best state award in the Inland Fisheries category.
Speaking to reporters here, Sanjay Nishad said that as directed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the schemes related to fisheries have been implemented at the ground level. As a result, in the past six-and-a-half years, there has been a significant increase in fish production in the state.
“It is the visionary thought process of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath that the state has bagged the top spot in inland fish rearing. Last year, the fish production was 8.09 lakh MT, while it is 9.15 lakh MT this year,” Nishad said.
In terms of fish seeds, last year’s production stood at 27,128 lakh MT, which was 36,187 lakh MT this year, he added.