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Pangas catfish breeds in Punjab- Vet Varsity adds another feather to its Cap

Punjabi Politics
Ludhiana: Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana achieved another milestone of breeding Pangas catfish successfully in Punjab. Dr Meera D. Ansal, Head Department of aquaculture said that Pangas is an exotic fish without any intramuscular spines having high demand among Punjabis. It is a cold-sensitive species, not able to survive below 200C during winters. Hence, it is being reared in coastal states, where the temperature rarely falls to critical levels. Presently, iced Pangas is transported from Andhra Pradesh to almost all northern states. It sells like hotcakes in Punjab fish markets after crossing a distance of about 1900 km. It is a potential diversification species for enhancing aquaculture productivity (3 times), besides doubling farmer’s ...