Kufos aids the development of native fisheries.

Researchers from Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (Kufos) have succeeded in developing a fishery of the local native species Kuruva Paral (Olive Barbs) The project aims to improve the reservoir fishery of native species in the area .

Kochi (today): Researchers from the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (Kufos), who have been working with the panchayats of Munnar hilly area, have succeeded in almost developing a fishery of the local native species Kuruva Paral (Olive Barbs), according to the project, which aims to improve the reservoir fishery of native species in the area and also contribute to the development of a sustainable livelihood for the tribespeople.Around 25,000 fishlings were released into the Edamalayar reservoir, and Kufos scientists said panchayats in the regions had asked for more training of locals who want to offer the tribespeople silpaulin-lined ponds in one-tenth of their land for the purpose, including women who are keen on fish farming because it provides a livelihood and healthy food, and that they have requested that the tribespeople be trained as part of a program We should also release these into the water, according to Panchayats.For this, forest departments need permission.According to Anvar Ali, the university has applied for permission to hire a chief wildlife warden.

This is part of the conservation scheme to protect the native species.The brood stock from the waters is being taken to the main campus in Kochi as of now for further breeding.It is now proposed to establish a multispecies hatchery in the area to enable the tribespeople to operate it as a cooperative society, and the university will provide technical assistance.The program is intended to benefit about 250 tribespeople in the Kuttampuzha panchayat, Chinnakanal, Mankulam, and Adimaly regions.