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Cage Farming Demonstration launched in Odisha

Cage Farming Demonstration launched in Odisha

Marine Fisheries Research Institute launched the “Cage Farming” initiative

The Marine Cage Culture Demonstration of Indian pompano (Trachinotus mookalee) was funded by the National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad by stocking the seeds in as many as eight cages.
Cage Farming Demonstration launched in Odisha
Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi,Member of Parliament
Appreciating the Institute for its tremendous efforts in the demonstration of the diversified mariculture practices along with the coastal states, While launching the demo M.P. Shri Sarangi stressed the need for Sea Cage Farming in augmenting the fish production and doubling the fishermen’s income. He stated that the successful demonstration of the ongoing culture technology through the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) Scheme can instill confidence among the fishermen. He emphasized that it can also encourage them to take-up such alternative livelihood methods, which will not only improve their socio-economic status but, also conserve the fishery ecosystem by reducing the dependency on capture fisheries.
Dr. Shubhadeep Ghosh outlined the benefits of Marine Cage Farming and was apprised about the future plan of action.

Over 1,700 Seeds weighing an average 50 Gm were stocked in each cage. The fish will be cultured for the duration of six to eight months during which it is expected to grow to an average size of 700 to 800 Gm body weight.

The fish seeds were successfully transported from the Visakhapatnam Regional Centre of ICAR-CMFRI by road in 1,000 liter HDPE tanks provided with the facility of vigorous aeration in two batches. The intermittent cooling was provided by using the ice blocks to ease the stress during transportation. The innovative method resulted in 100% survival during 18-hour on-road transportation.

(Source: ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, Kerala)

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