Fresh water fish constitute great part of food potential: Scholar

SUKKUR: Fresh water fish constitute a great part of food potential for human population in world wide and fish products comprise an ingredient in the human diet to upgrade their nutritional standards.

A research scholor Ms Farkhanda Zaman Dayo said this in a M.S seminar on Analysis of essential, trace and toxic elements in different fish species and water in Indus river at Guddu barrage, Sindh, under the supervision of Professor Dr. Mushtaque Ali Jakhrani held at the institute of chemistry, Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Khairpur on Monday, The seminar was presided over by dean, faculty of natural sciences, professor Dr. Yasmeen Faiz Kazi.

Ms Farkhanda Zaman said that five fresh fish specimens of Rohu and Mahseer fishes were caught from Indus River at Guddu Barrage and Kashmore fish of weighing 200g, 400g, 600g, 800g and 1000g respectively in the year 2015.

She said that a comparative study among both varieties of fish in case of calcium concentration, it is indicated that higher concentration was noted in Rohu fish as compared to Mahseer may be due to different food source of these both varieties in water.

Professor Dr Yasmeen Faiz Kazi said that fish have noteworthy position in nutrition, income, employment and foreign exchange earning of a country adding that the research has been done inline with the criteria of Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad. Director, Institute of Chemistry, Professor Dr Mir Munsif Ali Talpur, briefed the audience about the academic and research activities of the Institute.

On the occasion, Professor Dr Ghulam Abbas Shar, Professor Dr Ghulam Qadir Shar Dr Tajnees Pirzada, Dr Nisar Ahmed Kanhar, Dr Wahid Bux Jatoi, Dr Khalida Mahar, teachers, researchers and students were also present.