Enhancing Regional Climate Resilience of Indian Fisheries Through Wetland Restoration and Scientific Fish Farming

Rojith, G and Zacharia, P U (2015) Enhancing Regional Climate Resilience of Indian Fisheries Through Wetland Restoration and Scientific Fish Farming. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture, 33 (4). pp. 3439-3445. ISSN 0254-8755

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    Abstract

    Development of climatic resilient strategies even at regional levels is of necessity to cope up with climatic change impacts. This paper highlights wetland restoration along with incorporation of scientific fish farming at village level as a significant climatic resilient strategy. Geospatial techniques have been considered as tool for degraded regional wetland resource mapping and eco management plan development. A comprehensive approach by integrating qualitative as well as quantitative assessment of wetland is projected through this work. Scientific bodies are recognized to offer consultancy and monitoring throughout the project phases. Participatory programs with retaining the privileges of traditional local groups over the regional wetlands areenvisaged as project components. Scope of improved capture fisheries technique towards ensuring food and nutrition security, along with role of scientific bodies in assisting selection and implementation of proper aquaculture techniques are also mentioned. Utilization of equipments such as ‘aquatic weed harvesters’instead of manual removal of aquatic weeds is proposed. Conversion of the harvested aquatic vegetation into climate resilient products such as biochar, biofuels and value added products are anticipated as sustainable options. The proposed concept model thus includes regional level wetland resource mapping and restoration, coupled with implementation of scientific fish farming as per the guidelines and consultation of scientific bodies. Keywords: Aquaculture, climate resilience, remote sensing, wetland restoration.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Aquaculture, climate resilience, remote sensing, wetland restoration.
    Subjects: Marine Environment > Climate change
    CMFRI Publications
    CMFRI Publications > CMFRI Research Projects
    Aquaculture
    Marine Environment
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Depositing User: Dr Rojith G
    Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2016 04:42
    Last Modified: 18 Oct 2016 09:13
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10712

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