The Islamabad district administration has approved the establishment of the National Fisheries Laboratory in collaboration with the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Fisheries Department. This state-of-the-art facility, strategically located on 10 Kanals of land near Rawal Dam, is poised to become a pivotal hub for fisheries research and water quality analysis.
National Fisheries Laboratory
Informed sources revealed that the National Fisheries Laboratory will be crucial in conducting fish post-mortems, water tests, and examinations on water sourced from key reservoirs, including Rawal Dam, Salmi Dam, Khanpur Dam, and others. The facility’s primary focus will be to gather valuable information on plant growth within these dams, contributing to a comprehensive understanding of the aquatic ecosystems.
With an estimated cost of Rs30 million, the project signifies a commitment to fostering sustainable fisheries practices and ensuring the well-being of Islamabad’s water bodies. The laboratory will bring cutting-edge technology to fisheries research and water quality assessment.
To ensure the laboratory’s modern capabilities, the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Fisheries Department is set to collaborate with missions from Korea. Senior officers from the fisheries department will undergo specialized training in Korea, equipping them with the latest techniques and methodologies in fisheries research. This collaboration aims to enhance the laboratory’s capabilities and align it with international standards.
Commissioner Islamabad, Anwarul Haq, and Deputy Commissioner Irfan Nawaz Memon have both given their official approval for initiating the National Fisheries Laboratory. Their endorsement underscores the project’s significance in promoting sustainable practices and fostering scientific research in the domain of fisheries and aquatic ecosystems.
Establishing the National Fisheries Laboratory aligns with global efforts to promote responsible fisheries management and environmental conservation. The facility is expected to contribute not only to the local understanding of aquatic ecosystems but also to the broader scientific community.
As the project takes shape, it is anticipated to become a landmark initiative in the region, emphasizing Islamabad’s commitment to harnessing scientific expertise to sustain its natural resources. The National Fisheries Laboratory is poised to be a beacon of innovation, fostering a harmonious balance between environmental conservation and the needs of the community.