Status of brackishwater prawn farming in Andhra Pradesh

Jayaraman, R and Sai, J Purushotham and Rao, V Subba and Ramesh Babu, K R (1990) Status of brackishwater prawn farming in Andhra Pradesh. CMFRI Bulletin-National symposium on research and development in marine fisheries Sessions III & IV 1987, 44 (2). pp. 407-41.


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Andhra Pradesh is estimated to have 762.51 ha of brackishwater area under prawn culture- Prawn culture In brackishwater ponds as well as in paddy fields converted into prawn ponds is picking up fast In the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, especially in East Godavari, Krishna and Guntur districts. There are more than 200 ha of brackishwater areas suitable for prawn culture in West Godavari district alone. IVIore and more are being brought under prawn farming in this district. Seml-lntensive culture technology is employed by the fish farmers. The average yield Is estimated at 450 kg/ha/crop. This paper presents and discusses the status of prawn culture in Andhra Pradesh, identifies the constraints and suggests strategies for bringing the abundantly available brackishwater areas under scientific prawn culture to Increase the yield from these ponds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: brackishwater prawn farming; Andhra Pradesh
Subjects: Aquaculture > Farming/Culture
Divisions: Contributors
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 05:33
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:20

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