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Profitable management practices of fish culture ponds in Koshi region of Araria District in Bihar

Nazrana Azmi*
Department of Zoology, K.P. College, Murliganj, B.N Mandal University, Madhepura, Bihar, India
Received : 12th December, 2019 ; Revised : 07th February, 2020

Abstract: Koshi region of Araria district has large number of ponds which receives flood and rain water. The pond of this region is very fertile and well known for fish culture. A survey has been conducted to study the present package of practices of fish culture in the area through a pre tested questionnaire. The preliminary information of the survey has been depicted in the table. It is interesting to note that only 15-20% farmers are adopting the recommended package of practices and 25% adopting partially where as large number of farmers have not adopted it due to unknown reason. The annual production of the fish in this region ranges from 1-8 tone/ha showing the ample scope of improving the annual yeild if the farmers adopt the recommended practices properly. The extension missionary has to play an important role to educate the farmers by demonstrating the technology to make the fish culture a source of livelihood and strong source of income.

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