Aquaculture and farm tourism projects to come up in the Dharmadam-Anjarakandy River

Most Commented Posts


Published on : Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The fisheries department along with the Kannur District Panchayat is considering aquaculture and farm tourism projects in the Dharmadam-Anjarakandy River.

A senior official in the department said that the project not only aims to attract tourists but also protect local fish varieties. Hence, the department will set up facilities and provide technical support for native fish breeding. Cage culture will also be encouraged.

“Around 5 acres will be demarcated as fish-protected area in the river near Dharmadam. No fishing will be allowed there. The initiative is aimed at improving native fish varieties, which will subsequently help local fisherman,” said the official.

The department will grow a fish farm at Eranholi for attracting tourists to the farm, where facilities like seafood restaurants, pedal boating and row boating will be available. Tourists can embark on a boat ride from the farm at Eranholi to protected areas in Dharmadam through the backwaters. This project would cost around Rs. 20 crore.
The project will generate direct employment to inland fishermen and indirect jobs to people from the tourism sector.

Related Posts



Source link

Most Commented Posts

Related Posts