Penaeid prawn culture at Valappu village near Cochin - An Experience

Rao, P Vedavyasa (1987) Penaeid prawn culture at Valappu village near Cochin - An Experience. Proceedings of the Symposium on management of coastal aquaculture and oceanic resources of Andamans. pp. 88-91.


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The paper presents a success story of a village welfare scciety comisting of Harijans of village Valappu in Kerala which was adopted under lab to land programme for transfer of technology on prawn culture. The members have not only adopted rice cum prawn culture on the reclaimed area but are also producing coconuts and vegetables on the raised bunds made for impounding the back water. The success of this experiment has generated considerable interest in tbe nciRhbourhood farmers to take up prawn cultu re in their field . This study shows that organized prawn culture can also be practiced in tbe Andamans.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Penaeid prawn culture; Valappu; Cochin
Subjects: Aquaculture
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2011 05:36
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:44

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