Extension service for prawn farming

Jayaraman, R and Sai, J Purushotham and Ramesh Babu, K R and Rao, V Subba and Joshuva, K (1991) Extension service for prawn farming. CMFRI Bulletin National Symposium on Research and Development in Marine Fisheries Sessions V, VI, VII 1987, 44 (3). pp. 495-497.


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    The technology of prawn culture in India is still traditional and extensive called trapping-cum-holding in brackish water ponds, but adoption of Improved extensive prawn culture technology Is claimed to be picking up fast In several places notably In West Bengal, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. The production from such culture practices is estimated at 15000-17000 tons/year, accounting for about 5% of the total prawn production In India the technology of scientific prawn culture is now available. Though steps are being taken to motivate, and encourage the fish farmers to take up prawn culture on scientific lines to increase their Income, lack of an appropriate extension network Is felt to be a major handicap In the field. This paper attempts to review the various extension services available for taking up prawn culture by the fish farmers. Identifies the pitfalls and proposes a working fisheries extension programme for prawn culture In India

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Extension service; prawn farming
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension > Fisheries Extension
    Aquaculture > Farming/Culture
    Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
    Divisions: Contributors
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 05:36
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:20
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/3090

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