Deoli Fish Farm, which comes under the Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh, came into existence in the year 1962. It is spread over an area of 4.4 hectares and has 14 nursery ponds and 2 big brood stock tanks. The hatchery was originally used only to stock seeds for Gobind Sagar reservoir, but in 1978, a small aquarium was built here to demonstrate fish species to the public. In 1989, the training courses on fish farming were started at the Deoli Fish Farm for the staff as well as the people interested in the profession.
Today, it also runs courses on modern fish breeding and culture
technique training. For the students coming from the other states and
cities, hostel facility is also available. Deoli Fish Farm is quite
famous throughout India for its work in fish breeding, training in fish
culture and research programs. It has played an active role in making
many fishermen prosperous and showing them new ways of generating
Deoli Fish Farm has also been a pioneer in stocking Silver Carp fish in
Gobind Sagar reservoir, due to which its fish production capacity per
hectare has become the highest in the country. It has also been a
pioneer in 'Fish Culture in Running Water', which was especially suited
for the high-altitude areas of Himachal Pradesh. Tourists have been
attracted to the Gobind Sagar Lake, due to sport fisheries and anglers
love the Mahseer fish bred here.