National Research & Development Centre

Aquaculture in Bhutan formally began in 1984 with the establishment of a cultivable carp hatchery in Gelephu under Sarpang dzongkhag. Then named as National Warm Water Fish Culture Centre (NWWFCC), the hatchery has since its establishment been promoting and supporting the development of carp farming in the country. After an initial boom, carp production activities more or less stalled in the late 80s and remained dormant till the early 2000s. At the turn of the century, in the early 2000s, carp farming resumed and has since then been gaining momentum steadily.