A review of marine finfish culture experiments in India

Bensam, P (2000) A review of marine finfish culture experiments in India. In: Marine Fisheries Research and Management. Pillai, V N and Menon, N G,(eds.) CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 802-817.



Although India is blessed with many cultivable marine fin flshes, their seeds and unpolluted coastal water bodies, commercial culture of this resource has remained in a primitive condition all along. The traditional methods practiced in West Bengal, Kerala, Goa, etc. fall short of the advanced technology developed in countries such as Indonesia, Philippines and Taiwan. Certain experiments undertaken have revealed that by resorting to systematic and scientific steps of pond preparation, water management and selective stocking, the growth and production of most of the species could be enhanced considerably. However, certain drawbacks observed in most of the experiments are: lack of published data on the cost of cultivation, lack of technologies to grow ideal food for species such as milk fish and to construct and maintain grow-out structures in relation to the environmental and soil conditions, lack of adequate water supply to culture facilities and lack of seeds. The paper examines these aspects and presents suggestions for a more effective approach to solve the problems as well as to ensure commercial culture of marine fin fishes as a successful proposition.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Marine finfish; culture; India
Subjects:Aquaculture > Mariculture
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:4328
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:04 Oct 2010 11:20
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