About The Department:

 

The Directorate of Fisheries is a separate directorate under the Department of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Govt of Jharkhand. Its state level headquarter is located at Ranchi and has district level offices in all the 24 districts of Jharkhand. There are two range level offices, namely South Chotanagpur Range and North Chotanagpur Range. Each range is controlled by the Deputy Director Fisheries. Besides these, there is a state level training Center i.e Fish Farmer Training Center (FFTC) at Shalimar Ranchi and Fisheries Research Center (FRC), Dhurwa, Ranchi. FFTC is headed by Deputy Director Fisheries where as FRC is headed by Assistant Director Fisheries.

There is one state level federation of fisheries co-operative called Jharkhand State co-operative Fisheries Federation (JHASCOFISH) at Ranchi. Managing Director is head of the this federation. About 392 fishermen co-operative societies are working in Jharkhand.

Fisheries is an important economic activity in the state for additional employment and income generation. About 65-70% of people in the state consume fish and shellfish products. Against the estimated annual demand of 1.15 lakh metric ton of fish, the annual production of fish in the state is nearly 96,000 tonns. The annual demand of fish seed is 1200 crore and the state is producing nearly 96 crore.

The aquaculture resources in the state are mainly reservoirs and tanks. The cumulative area of nearly 252 big and small reservoirs is 1,15,000 ha. The number of check dams are 1184 having an area of nearly 4570 ha. Main rivers are Swarnrekha, Damodar, Koyal, Sankh, Ajay, Kanchi and Brahmi . Most of the rivers are seasonal in nature.

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Directorate of Fisheries, Doranda, Ranchi
South Chotanagpur Range, Doranda,Ranchi North Chotanagpur Range, Hazaribag
Subordinate Office under the South Chotanagpur Range Subordinate Office under the North Chotanagpur Range
1 District Fisheries Office, Ranchi 1 District Fisheries Office, Hazaribagh
2 District Fisheries Office, Khunti 2 District Fisheries Office, Ramgarh
3 District Fisheries Office, Gumla 3 District Fisheries Office, Bokaro
4 District Fisheries Office, Simdega 4 District Fisheries Office, Dhanbad
5 District Fisheries Office, Lohardaga 5 District Fisheries Office, Koderma
6 District Fisheries Office, West Singhbhum 6 District Fisheries Office, Chatra
7 District Fisheries Office, East Singhbhum 7 District Fisheries Office, Giridih
8 District Fisheries Office, Saraikela Khersanwa 8 District Fisheries Office, Deogarh
9 District Fisheries Office, Latehar 9 District Fisheries Office, Dumka
10 District Fisheries Office, Garhwa 10 District Fisheries Office, Godda
11 District Fisheries Office, Palamu 11 District Fisheries Office, Jamtara
    12 District Fisheries Office, Pakur
    13 District Fisheries Office, Sahibganj