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Pen fish culture in reservoirs: an alternative to land based nurseries


  • Murugesan, V.K.
  • Manoharan, S.
  • Palaniswamy, R.


An experiment to rear carp seed was conducted in Tamil Nadu, India during October 2001 to April 2002 as a part of an ambitious programme aimed at standardization of pen fish rearing technology for production of stocking material of desired size at a lower cost. The experiment used six pens erected using locally available materials in the exposed marginal area of an existing reservoir. The high survival rate of carps (67.2-94.7%) and reasonable returns on investment (26.2%) obtained in the experiment indicated that fish seed rearing in pens erected in suitable areas of existing reservoirs could serve as a cheaper alternative to the expensive land-based nursery ponds.

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  • Murugesan, V.K. & Manoharan, S. & Palaniswamy, R., 2005. "Pen fish culture in reservoirs: an alternative to land based nurseries," Naga, The WorldFish Center, vol. 28(1/2), pages 49-52.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfi:wfnaga:38323

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    Cage culture; Seed production; Seed (aquaculture); Water reservoirs;

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    • Q00 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - General


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