The first Mrigel fish was brought from Nepal to the Raipur fish breeding center in 1979 with World Bank funding.In 1982, artificial insemination was started at Raipur Fish Breeding Center for the first time in Bangladesh. In 2001, under the Danider Agriculture Sector Program, the ‘Greater Noakhali Agricultural Extension Sub-Program’ was shifted to Raipur Fish Breeding Center for the development of the fisheries sector. The “family farm” and “rural shrimp farm” models of this project play a huge role in the development of the private sector.
Raipur Fish Breeding and Training Center is located at Raipur Upazila, Laxmipur District, Bangladesh. It is one of the major fish breeding and training centers in Bangladesh. It was the largest fish breeding center in the district in the Noakhali Regional Development Project adopted by Danida, (a Danish development agency) during 1978-1992. One out of every three Chief Scientific Officers of the Fisheries Department of the Government of Bangladesh is employed for the Raipur Fish Breeding Center. It is also one of the three fish breeding centers under the direct supervision of the Fisheries Department.
Raipur Upazila has 8 fish farms, 14 dairy farms and 72 poultry farms. As per 2004 data, this government fish breeding center produces 504 kg baby fish per year, most notably Rui, Katla, Mrigel, Kalabaus, Magur and Shingi fish.
Raipur Fish Breeding and Training Center is located at Raipur Upazila, Laxmipur District, Bangladesh. It is one of the major fish breeding and training centers in Bangladesh
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