Himachal Pradesh received the first prize in the field of production and upkeep of fisheries under the Hilly states and Northeastern states category on World Fishery Day on Tuesday.

A spokesperson of the Himachal Pradesh Fisheries department said Satpal Mehta, director of the state fisheries department, received the award on behalf of the state from Jitendra Nath Swain, Secretary, Department of Fisheries, Government of India, at a function held at Swami Vivekanand Auditorium in Daman.

He was presented with a shawl and commemorative memento worth Rs 10 lakh to Himachal Pradesh.