Prioritized Species for Mariculture in India

Ranjan, Ritesh and Muktha, M and Ghosh, Shubhadeep and Gopalakrishnan, A and Gopakumar, G and Imelda, Joseph (2017) Prioritized Species for Mariculture in India. ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi. ISBN 978-93-82263-14-2

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    Abstract

    Mariculture holds tremendous potential for fulfilling the demand of fish, as a source of dietary protein in the country. Keeping this in hindsight, ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, for the past several years has been trying to transform the mariculture sector of the country. In India, the potential coastal water area available for mariculture includes about 8.9 million ha of inshore waters for open-sea farming and 1.7 million ha of estuaries, backwaters, brackishwater lakes and swamps. High valued finfishes, crustaceans, molluscs, seaweeds and other marine organisms, possessing high reproductive capacity, short larval development, fast rate of growth, and physiological features to adjust to wide changes in the environment are available in our coastal waters. A large number of unemployed and under-employed fishermen exists who could advantageously take up coastal aquaculture.

    Item Type: Book
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Prioritized Species; Mariculture; India
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Mariculture
    Divisions: CMFRI-Visakhapatnam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 13:07
    Last Modified: 20 Dec 2017 10:13
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/12412

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