By Syed Burhan
EVEN as Kashmir has lost some of its famed freshwater fish to the growing water pollution and policy paralysis, the demand for Rainbow trout is increasing.
And meeting this growing appetite is Asia’s largest trout fish farm in Kashmir.
In the scenic south Kashmir town of Kokernag, the farm is becoming a delicious treat for fish aficionados of Kashmir.
“Thanks to the fast growth rate and commercial value, Rainbow trout is exclusively cultured at the farm,” says Mohammad Muzaffar Bazaz.
Bazaz, who’s a Chief Project Officer, Trout Farming, Kokernag, says his team also cultures low-valued brown trout to help anglers for getting a good bag limit — a law imposed on fishermen restricting the number of fish they can keep.
A bag limit of six fish is allowed for anglers from sunrise to sunset.
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