With demand and consumption of freshwater fish rising in the State, the Odisha government has decided to start cage fishing in a big way.
The government has come out with a new policy to promote cage culture in medium and large reservoirs. In cage fishing, cages are set up inside a water body and fish are stocked, fed and harvested at appropriate time.
It has invited expression of interest for availing of long-term lease of the cage culture subzones in Hirakud reservoir.
The government has allowed farming of 18 indigenous species for aquaculture by entrepreneurs or companies in the cages.