LAHORE (APP)-Secretary Forest, Fisheries and Wildlife Punjab, Shah Nawaz Badar directed the Fisheries Department to prepare fresh data of all the fish farms at union council level across the province so that problems confronted by farmers could be addressed at their doorstep. Talking to APP on Sunday, he said that there is vast scope of expansion of fisheries network in both private and public sectors to meet the ever increasing needs of cheap proteins for people. He said that DG, Fisheries Punjab Muhammad Ashraf has been directed to furnish complete data of all fish farms in the province. He said that DG has also been directed to ensure that all Assistant Directors (Extension) posted at district level must visit all fish farms in their jurisdiction at least once in a month. Shah Nawaz Badar also instructed Director Fisheries (Research), Manawan, Dr. Sikandar Hayat Jehangir Chaudhary to prepare short duration refresher courses for fish farmers, and in-service training of employees so that latest knowledge in the field of fisheries with special reference to quick growth of fish could be diseminated. He said that a copy of inspection note will also be given to farmers with recommendations to be followed in future for rapid growth of fish. "The record of all farms will be computerised to be uploaded on website. We will co-ordinate with PCSIR and University of Animal Sciences and Veterinary to prepare quality and economical fish feed". Regarding the Fish hatcheries, Shah Nawaz Badar said that the DG has been directed to streamline all nurseries on modern scientific lines to ensure availability of cheap disease resistant fish seed to farmers.