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Trout hatchery and farms destroyed by floods in Pakistan

Around 200 trout farms in Swat Valley, including those in Upper Dir, Kohistan, Madyan, Cheil, Mankial and Atror, have suffered massive losses because of the recent floods in Pakistan.

Trout hatchery and farms destroyed by floods in Pakistan
Source:  Trout Culture and Training Centre Swat

August 31, 2022


Around 200 trout farms in Swat Valley, including those in Upper Dir, Kohistan, Madyan, Cheil, Mankial and Atror, have suffered massive losses because of the recent floods in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, local news reported.

According to the preliminary report by the fisheries department, the Madyan Trout hatchery collapsed and hundreds of thousands of fish were lost. The hatchery had a large stock of fingerlings from where it was supplied to various parts of the country including Kalam, Dir, Kohistan, Punjab and Peshawar. 

More than 20 privately-built trout fish farms and riverside restaurants in Chiel were also flooded within minutes, causing losses of millions of rupees to the owners. The Trout Culture and Training Centre Swat building for training and the Research Center in Madyan had also been destroyed.

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