Fish sales soar

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The advent of winter has brought on a hike in the sale fish from Khanpur Dam. Various restaurants offer sumptuous fish. Residents have also begun throwing fish dinners and parties for relatives and friends. Noman Ahmad, while purchasing fish from Aabpara market, said, “Fish is vital for human health because it acts as a shield against heart disease. The Omega 3 acid available in fish reduces the risk of heart attack and strengthens the immune system.” Famous spots for the purchase of fish are Aabpara, F-7, Khanna Bridge, Saddar and Raja Bazar. As the demand for fish surges across the country, increasing entry into fish farming has been witnessed in the four provinces. However experts have laid down certain guidelines for proper fish farming that include soil quality, water availability, topographic characteristics of land and proper drainage channel.