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Continued success in Sareng breeding

Laimujam Dinamani Singh of Tentha Mayai Leikai in Thoubal district has achieved a milestone in Sareng Breeding on Thursday when he successfully hatched Sareng eggs in consultation with the fisheries experts of the Fisheries department, Manipur, stated a release.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 7 Jul 2024, 3:59 am

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Manipur continues to witness continuous successes in the Induced Breeding of Meitei Sareng (Wallago attu) after the first breakthrough in the Induced Breeding of the species was recently achieved by a team of Sareng farmers led by Chungkham Kopeshwor Singh of Wangoi Makha Leikai in Imphal West.

Laimujam Dinamani Singh of Tentha Mayai Leikai in Thoubal district has achieved a milestone in Sareng Breeding on Thursday when he successfully hatched Sareng eggs in consultation with the fisheries experts of the Fisheries department, Manipur, stated a release.

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It stated that a similar feat was also achieved on Saturday by Ningthoujam Basanta Singh of Khordak Ichin, Bishnupur District. Basanta Singh assisted Kopeshwor in the historic breakthrough of breeding of Meitei Sareng in the last week of June this year, it mentioned. In less than a fortnight, three Sareng farmers have been able to achieve the aquaculture milestones in an unprecedented manner, it stated.  

Local fish farmers adopted Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK) mixed with scientific knowledge facilitated by the officials of the department of Fisheries, Manipur while performing the breeding, it mentioned.

There is no widely practiced Breeding Protocol of Wallago attu, locally known as Sareng, as no specific scientific hatchery techniques as been prescribed or developed by the aquaculture experts in the world so far.

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Expressing happiness over the success of the Sareng Project, Fisheries director Heisnam Balkrisna Singh said that the success of induced breeding by the fish farmers of Manipur is a significant milestone in the fisheries world.

He said that the department of Fisheries will soon develop a Standardised Breeding Protocol and initiate Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).

He further announced that the successful Sareng breeders would be honoured befittingly in the National Fish Farmers’ Day celebration at the State Level which is to be held on July 10 in recognition of their consistent efforts and hard works.
 

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