Cage Aquaculture in India

Rao, G Syda and Imelda, Joseph and Philipose, K K and Mojjada, Suresh Kumar (2013) Cage Aquaculture in India. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi.


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    The cage culture in India was introduced by CMFRI during 2007 with the support of Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DAHD&F), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. Though cage culture was in vogue in India since ancient times, it was in a primitive stage, lacking orientation. With the background of many advanced countries offering only the structures of the cages but not suitable technology to different locations in India, we initiated the open sea cage culture from Visakhapatnam in 2007. Starting from scratch, we were able to reach greater heights in terms of design, mooring, combating fouling, exchange of nets in sea and related aspects,mainly from the lessons that we learnt from the failure of the first cage. The technology thus developed was tested professionally at many locations along the Indian coast with all possible species, which helped to improve the design and economic viability of the cages. In this process, six generations of cages were developed, starting from high cost 15 m dia HDPE cages to 3 m dia low cost epoxy coated GI cages, suitable for establishing open sea cage farms in bays. In this historical achievement Team CMFRI contributed their mite, without which, we could not have reached this R&D level in open sea cage culture.

    Item Type: Book
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Cage culture; open sea cage culture; CMFRI; aquaculture
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Mariculture
    Aquaculture > Cage culture
    CMFRI Books
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2013 07:13
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:54

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