National broodbank of pompano Serving the marine finfish farming sector of India

Anil, M K and Ambarish, Gop P and Surya, S and Gomathi, P and Swathi Lekshmi, P S and Joseph, Shoji and Raju, B and Praveen, P and Krishnapriya, M and Shalin, O and Anand, V and Gopalakrishnan, A (2021) National broodbank of pompano Serving the marine finfish farming sector of India. Aquaculture Spectrum, 4 (9). pp. 29-69. ISSN 2581-7892

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    Abstract

    The development and expansion of marine finfish aquaculture in India can lead to enhanced seafood production, both for domestic consumption as well as for export. However, the expansion and commercialisation of this activity is restricted, mainly due to the limited or non-availability of seeds of high-value finfishes. Silver pompano, Indian pompano, cobia, seabass, selected grouper varieties, sea breams and snappers are some of the key species that can be targeted as candidate species for commercial level seed production in the country. The prime requirement to achieve this goal is to ensure year-round commercial level availability of hatchery produced seeds of such species, for which, controlled reproductive maturation under bio-secure conditions is essential. Unlike some species of shrimps, it is not easy to source the required brooders directly by wild collection. It is time-consuming to collect pre-adult fishes from the wild and condition them into brooders (broodstock development). Hence, a viable option is to establish a broodstock holding facility (Broodbank) where broodfishes can be developed and maintained under bio-secure conditions. Broodbanks facilitated with recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) can to a large extent, avoid unexpected mortalities of brooders. Induced or volitional breeding techniques can be applied here, and fertilised eggs and newly hatched larvae can be supplied on demand to commercial hatcheries for rearing.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Pompano; Silver Pompano; Broodbank; finfishfarming
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Farming/Culture
    Fish and Fisheries > Finfish
    Aquaculture
    Divisions: CMFRI-Vizhinjam
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2021 09:37
    Last Modified: 30 Jun 2022 09:53
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/15448

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