Friday, May 20, 2011

Lake rejuvenation helps fish farming in Bidar India

The rejuvenation of lakes by the Jala Samvardhana Yojana Sangha (JSYS) is leading to a revolution in fisheries development in Bidar district. Lakes that were unable to sustain any marine life due to silt, or shallow water levels were developed to support large scale fish farming.

Inland fisheries has a huge potential in the district as the temperature inside the tanks is between 32-38 degree Celsius. The abundant growth of plankton and other plants also supports forming of fish in these tanks, says Anil Kumar, a fish expert at JSYS. Thirty-six tanks in three taluks have been developed this way. Heavy monsoon rains last year ensured that all these tanks were overflowing. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers

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