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Fish tourism to begin in Assam

india Updated: Feb 27, 2009 10:55 IST
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With Assam's rivers and streams replete with fish, the state government is mulling introducing fish-tourism soon.

Not only Assam, the whole Northeast has a huge potential to develop fish-tourism which can generate substantial revenue, Assam's fisheries minister Nurzamal Sarkar says.

Sarkar said lack of a concrete plan had come in the way of the sector being developed in the past, but now the fisheries department had chalked out a definite plan.

"Mahseer, which is a world famous game and sport fish, is available in abundance in the rivers and streams which hold promises to become a good angling platform," he said.

Elaborating on other potential areas, Sarkar said the picturesque river Jiabharali has become of late the most famous eco-tourism centre of the state where the Assam Bhoreli and Angling Copnservation Association organises annual angling competition during the winter season.