Press "Enter" to skip to content

An extensive investigation on the current state of freshwater cage aquaculture in India

Ekta Kumari & Arun Kumar*
University Department of Zoology, B.N.M. University, Madhepura, Bihar, India
Received : 04th January, 2023 ; Revised : 05th February, 2023

Abstract– About 13% of the world’s population gets their animal protein cheaply from aquaculture, which also employs an estimated 24 million people. By 2024, the sector is expected to have filled the worldwide fish protein gap as a result of static marine fish catches. Cage culture has been identified as one of the most effective methods to utilise underutilised water resources, notwithstanding the sector’s diversity in terms of the species cultivated and farming techniques. The earliest attempts were made in India utilising Indian big carps in the Ganga and Yamuna rivers and air-breathing catfish in marshes. Later, the Powai, Govindsagar, Halali, Tandula, and Dimbe reservoirs were used by the Central Institute of Fisheries Education to conduct cage culture for the development of fingerlings and table-sized fish. The last ten years have seen a considerable success in cage culture after numerous attempts with average success. The National Mission for Protein Supplements and other state government programmes have supported this method, which has become well-established in Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand. A decision was made to expand fish production through cage culture.

Key words: Cage Culture, Fish Production, underutilised water resources,

Download Pdf

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply