Department of Zoology, Division of Science and Technology, Township campus organized a study tour to Manawan Fish Hatchery on 13th October, 2022 for students of BS and MS Zoology. This study tour was initiated under the visionary leadership of the Worthy Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I & H.I.), support of Prof. Dr. M. Alam Saeed (Director, DSnT) and motivation of Prof. Dr. Shagufta Andleeb (Chairperson, Department Of Zoology).
Dr. M. Mudassar Shahzad and Dr. Fatima Sughra supervised the study tour. Students of MS and BS visited the BioFloc system, Fish Hatchery for Induced Breeding, Fish Museum (having more than 500 preserved samples), Fish Library (One of the largest Fish book collection center in Pakistan), Biochemistry lab, Pathology lab as well as Quality and control department at Research and Training Institute. Dr. Ansar Mahmood Chatha (Director Research and Training Institute) warmly welcome to the faculty members and all students. Mr. Abdur Rehman (Deputy Director), Mr. Bilal Ahmad (DDF) Mr. M. Tanveer (Senior Chemist) and Ms. Maria Yousuf (Research Assistant) briefed the students about different parts of the center. During practical demonstration of Induced Fish Breeding Mr. Abdul Rahman guided the students how to identify the male and female fishes, how to inject Ovaprim with required quantity and where to inject the syringe in fish body. He also demonstrated the students about the procedure of selection and acclimatization of fishes and how to obtain the fish larvae after the process of artificial egg fertilization. Students learnt a lot with keen observation and interest in different segments. Study tours always play a major role in the learning of students practically at higher levels.