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Fish Fest begins to aware people of govt achievement

The three-day Bengal Fish Fest 2019 , organised by state Fisheries Department, began here Friday to make the people aware the achievement of the state government in this area where the state was a front-runner, Fisheries Minister Chandra Nath Sinha said. West Bengal has a tremendous potential in the fisheries sector ranking second in fish and first in fish seed production in the country, Sinha said at the inaugural function of the festival. The minister said Bengal Fish Fest gives a platform for showcasing the improvement in fish production, existing policies and those policies that are in the pipeline. On employment potential of the sector, Sinha said the youth is being motivated to come into fish farming and exporting, thereby boosting employment in the state. The state is also looking into the possibility of revival of certain variety of fishes and crabs, the minister said adding women members of self help groups are also being encouraged to start working in allied

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