Freshwater Aquaculture

Barik, Nagesh Kumar and Kumar, Rakesh and Narayanakumar, R and Krishnan, M and Katiha, Pradeep K and Ponnusamy, K and Shyam, S Salim (2014) Freshwater Aquaculture. In: Livelihood Status of Fishers in India. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 157-189.


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    Indian aquaculture has grown at a faster pace of almost 5.5 per cent per year consistently since last 50 years. In some of the years the growth rate in the aquaculture was recorded as high as 9 per cent. Indian aquaculture has demonstrated a six and half fold growth over the last two decades, with fresh water aquaculture contributing over 95 per cent of the total aquaculture production and more than half of the national fish production. The three Indian major carps, namely catla (Catla catla), rohu (Labeo rohita) and mrigal (Cirrhinus mrigala) contribute the bulk of production with over 1.8 million tonnes (FAO, 2003) Average national production from fresh water ponds has increased from 0.6 tonnes/ha/year in 1974 to 2.9 tonnes/ha/year by 2009–2010 (DAHDF, 2010), with several farmers even demonstrating production levels as high as 8–12 tonnes/ha/year. For the newly introduced fishes like Pangus the production recorded was as high as 25 tonnes/ha/yr. At the national level as well as in state level, the production and productivity has been on the rise over a period of time. Backed by new policies like Fish Farmers Development Agencies (FFDA), National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) and state initiatives, there are enough incentives to increase the productivity of fish per unit water areas.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Freshwater Aquaculture
    Subjects: Aquaculture
    Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Extension
    Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Economics
    Aquaculture > Tropical fish
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2015 10:19
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 16:00

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