COVID-19 water resources climate change fish farming river basin livelihood
08 July 21
A group in the district has been formed to protect indigenous fishes. This initiative taken by the local Paani project aims to protect fishes as people started fishing rampantly in the local rivers and ponds through various means like electrofishing, it has been said.
The group has formed five subgroups that have been tasked with attracting fish farmers at eight wards of Talkot Rural Municipality and Jaya Prithivi Municipality.
“There has been an increment in harmful fishing practices following COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the number of local fish is decreasing. The project provides financial assistance to the poor families hit by the infection to do fish farming,” said the program coordinator of the project Shiva Raj Joshi.
The project has been providing financial assistance, fries and fish food, and other equipment used to grow fish to the group.