Culture of milkfish in polyethylene film-lined ponds

Lazarus, S and Nandakumaran, K (1987) Culture of milkfish in polyethylene film-lined ponds. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 76 . pp. 9-12.

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Abstract

In India interest in the commercial farming of milkfish Chanos chanos has grown space in recent years, and an attempt was made at Calicut to culture the milkfish in ponds dug out in the sandy beach and lined with polyethylene film. Sea water filled up to 1.5m in the ponds and acclimatised seeds from wild were released and fed with prepared natural feed. Salinity (>29.2 %o), temperature (31.0 - 32.5 °C), pH (8.1 - 8.9) and other parameters were maintained. A decrease in the instantaneous growth of fish was noticed as stocking size increased. Good survival rate (up to 99%) was observed. An attempt was also made to study the economics of the aquaculture operations.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:polyethylene film-lined ponds; Milkfish; Chanos chanos; culture; commercial farming
Subjects:Demersal Fisheries > Milkfish
Aquaculture > Milkfish

Aquaculture > Farming/Culture
Divisions:CMFRI-Kozhikode
ID Code:3391
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Deposited On:20 Sep 2010 16:03
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