DERGAON, April 26 - �The rearing of local as well as ornamental fishes like moa (Amblypharygodon mola) may be an economically viable means of livelihood. So the local unemployed youths may start rearing such fishes, specially moa, in their small homestead ponds for enhancing their sources of earning, besides helping to conserve the local pisces varieties at the same time.�
This was observed by the Head of the Zoology Department of DKD College, Dr Golapi Devi while delivering her speech as the appointed speaker at an awareness meeting held at the Sishu Gyan Mandir LP School at Rajabahar here on Sunday.
She also shed light on the intricacies related to the culture of moa fish in an approximately 100 square metre homestead pond. The presentation was delivered in a very lucid manner so that it could be easily understood by one and all present.
The meeting, which was chaired by retired teacher Jitendra Ballav Goswami, was attended by a large gathering of the locality.
It may be pertinent to mention here that Dr Golapi Devi is presently working on a project titled, �Development of Breeding Technique for Ornamental Fish with special reference to Amblypharyngodon mola (Ham-buch)� with financial assistance from the University Grants Commission.