Welcome to the NCA’s website…

This is a government website, owned and operated by National Centre for Aquaculture (NCA), an organization under Department of Livestock (DoL), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Royal Government of Bhutan. The NCA has the following mandates:

1. Develop freshwater aquaculture as a means of securing food and enhancing livelihood by the rural populace of the kingdom.

2. Develop other livelihood securing and employment generating aquaculture activities (Eg. Ornamental Fishery).

3. Engage, as a collaborator, in any other activities related to production or utilization of aqua-commodities, cultured or natural, including their import and export.

4. Contribute directly to the preservation of the natural aquatic environmental integrity.

5. Contribute directly to the conservation of the endangered Golden Mahaseer (Tor putitora).

The NCA develops aquaculture in Sarpang, Tsirang, Dagana, Wangduephodrang, Punakha, Chhukha, Samtse, Zhemgang and Trongsa. The centre is also in the process of establishing a Golden Mahaseer Conservation Centre on its premises and toward this, technologies to breed the Golden Mahaseer are actively being researched. The NCA is located in Gelephu under Sarpang Dzongkhag.

The NCA has a sub-unit called Regional Centre for Aquaculture (RCA) located in Phuentshothang (Bhangtar), Samdrupjongkhar Dzongkhag. The RCA, with the NCA’s guidance and support, develops aquaculture in the eastern Dzongkhags of Samdrupjongkhar, Pemagatshel, Trashigang, Trashiyangtse and Mongar.

For more information about NCA/ RCA and their responsibilities, please call: +975-6-251128, +975-6-251200, +975-6-251190, or please write to us at ncabhutan@gmail.com


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