The State of Jammu and Kashmir has a unique topography and diverse agro-climatic conditions which divide the State into three agro-climatic zones like tropical Jammu division, temperate Kashmir valley and cold arid zone of Ladakh. The State is bestowed with natural water resources covering a total water spread area of about 0.40 lacs ha. existing in the shape of torrential cold water streams, lakes, rivers, sars, springs and high altitude lakes. These waters possess great potential for development of varied types of fisheries like cold water fisheries, warm water fisheries, sport fisheries, reservoir fisheries etc. Motive of the department is to promote Fisheries in District and to generate job opportunities for conservation of Fish Faunna
Head of the department
Sh. Bashir Ahmad Bhat.