Islamabad, the 18th November 2011 at FDB Head Office. Fisheries Development Board and American Soybean Association (ASA) signed an MoU to implement a USDA funded project for promotion of use of fish feed in Aquaculture System of Pakistan. Mr. R.T Drennan, Agriculture Counsellor, USDA, US Embassy, Islamabad, Mr. R.S.N Janjua, Country Representative of ASA, Mr.Faisal Iftikhar, Chief Executive Officer, Fisheries Development Board, DG Punjab Fisheries Department and AJK Fisheries Department and other distinguished guests attended the signing ceremony.
Under the MoU feeding trials will be conducted on selected fish farms in Sindh and Punjab. The study will prove the efficacy of fish feed in fish growth and productivity. it is estimated that 4-5 time production of fish would be increased while using fish feed in the ponds and floating cages.