Marine ornamental fishes and their breeding: CMFRI initiatives

Madhu, K and Madhu, Rema and Mohandas, M P and Vijayan, M T and Baby, Siby T (2020) Marine ornamental fishes and their breeding: CMFRI initiatives. In: The Blue Bonanza: A Manual for on the job Training Programme for VHSE students on Advances in Fisheries & Aquaculture Techniques. ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 130-149.

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    Abstract

    The marine ornamental fish trade is a sunrise industry in aquaculture and has become a growing industry worldwide. As a result the trade of marine ornamentals has been expanding in recent years and has grown into a multimillion dollar enterprise mainly due to the emergence of modern aquarium gadgets and technologies for setting and maintenance of miniature reef aquaria. Since the marine ornamental trade is operated throughout the tropics, the global marine ornamental trade is estimated at US$ 200- 330 million. Since India is endowed with a vast resource potential of marine ornamentals distributed in the coral seas and rocky coasts with patchy coral formations and the increasing the demand in the domestic trade, it appears very much lucrative for India to venture into this industry.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish breeding
    Aquaculture
    Aquaculture > Ornamental Fishes
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 08 May 2020 07:39
    Last Modified: 08 May 2020 07:39
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/14224

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