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World Fish Migration Day: Effort to conserve fish population

Our correspondent
Itanagar, April 22: The World Fish Migration Day was celebrated at the striking Papum Pare Tea Estate here on Saturday and the children of the Capital Complex participated in various activities to understand the importance of fish conservation.
With the theme ‘Connecting Fish, Rivers and People’, the two-day event is being organized by the Arunachal Chapter of the All India Game Fishing Association in collaboration with the Masheer Trust.
The first day witnessed angling (catch and release) activities, drawing competition and field visit to a few of the fish ponds in the 40- sqkm tea estate, which houses 80 fish ponds, fish hatchery unit and a tea production unit.
Earlier, Fisheries department (HQs) officer Joram Rupa, who attended as a resource person, highlighted the importance of fish conservation for maintaining ecology and economic sustainability.
Commenting on the involvement of anglers in the event, Rupa said: "Angling is a skill-based sport that requires wide knowledge about fish. Anglers provide important data regarding fish population and their quality, which is instrumental in tackling the problem of depleting fish population."
Dorjee Sona, an avid angler, explained to the children about the sport of angling and the equipment used in it.