Prawn Farming

Unnithan, K Asokakumaran (1998) Prawn Farming. In: Kadalekum Kanivukal (Bounties of the Sea). CIFT, Cochin, pp. 67-70.


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The traditional practice of prawn filtration prevalent in the low-lying brackishwater impoundments including the 'pokkali' fields adjoining the Vembanad Lake in Kerala has spread to other areas along the northern and southern regions of the State in recent years. Filtration is the method of trapping and holding the juveniles of prawns ascending along with the high tide in brackishwater impoundments and harvesting thern at periodical intervals. As per the 1991 statistics this traditional practice is prevalent in about 12,500 ha spread over the coastal areas of Kannur, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Alleppey, Kottayam and Kollam districts of Kerala state.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prawn Farming
Subjects: Aquaculture
Aquaculture > Farming/Culture
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2010 23:42
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:27

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