Extension and Training Programmes
Extension and Training is one of the major activities of the Fisheries Department. The department has developed infrastructure for transfer of technology of fish farming to the private sector under lab to land programme. For this performance the department has established two Regional Fish Farmers Development Agencies one each at Jammu and Srinagar where both progressive & prospective fish farmers are not only provided technical know how regarding fish farming but also live demonstrations. These agencies also arrange visits of the fish farmers to various fish farming units to keep them abreast with the development of fisheries and its impact on socio-economic development of the state. These fish farmers are being provided quality fish seed under the strict supervision of these agencies. The district level extension units are to monitor the development of fish rearing in these private units besides provide necessary know how and help in marketing of fish as and when required by these farmers.