Earning by learning and doing

Unnithan, K Asokakumaran and Martin Thompson, P K and Radhakrishnan, P (1984) Earning by learning and doing. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 59 . pp. 19-20.



Prawn farming is no longer a myth to the poor landless harijan farm labourers of the coastal villages of Emakulam and adjoining Districts. Traditionally, prawn farming has been a monopoly of the rich, and the poor landless farm labourers are engaged by them for farm labour. CMFRI has been able to implement a much simple method of scientific prawn farming which could be done even in small canal systems in coconut groves. During the last prawn culture season November '82 to April '83 he successfully tried this type of culture. A total of 5,000 numbers of Penaeus monodon and 7,000 numbers of Penaeus indicus were stocked at different intervals during November '82—March '83 period. Harvesting was done intermittently from February to April '83. He got 35.75 kgs of Penaeus monodon and 53.5 kg of Penaeus indicus fetching a total of Rs. 2,685.40.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:prawn culture; prawn farming; penaeus monodon; penaeus incus; cochin waters
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:3205
Deposited On:21 Sep 2010 12:21
Last Modified:21 Sep 2010 12:21

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