Seed production and hatchery management of Penaeus indicus

Pillai, N N and Maheswarudu, G and Nair, K R Manmadhan (2000) Seed production and hatchery management of Penaeus indicus. In: Marine Fisheries Research and Management. CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 704-713.


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CMFRI has developed an economically viable and ecofriendly hatchery technology suited to Indian conditions, for the seed production of Penaeus indicus. The technology consists of a number of package of practices such as broodstock management, spawning, larval rearing, diatom culture and preparation of particulate feed for the postlarvae. The various package of practices are compartmentalised in separate units so as to maintain proper hygiene and prevent/reduce the incidence of outbreak of diseases. The larvae from protozoea through mysis 2/3 are fed exclusively on diatom. From mysis 2/3 stage to postlarvae 2 to 5 are fed with prawn custard along with diatom. The postlarvae 2 to 5 are transferred to the nursery and reared using egg prawn custard. Details on the maintenance of live feed culture and preparation of egg prawn custard are given. Mention is also made on the hatchery management and economics of two types of hatcheries. The main emphasis of the technology is to make the best use of the available resources and to harness the natural solar radiation and light to the maximum thereby providing an ecofriendly technology which is cost effective.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seed production; hatchery management; Penaeus indicus
Subjects: Aquaculture > Hatchery
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 05:42
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:26

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