Wednesday, September 9, 2015

09/09/2015: India: Aquafeeds and feeding trends

by Dr B Laxmappa, Fisheries Development Officer, Department of Fisheries, India

First published in International Aquafeed, May 2015

In aquaculture production India is the second largest country in the world after China. The terrestrial and aquatic animal farming sectors are rapidly expanding and intensifying in the country. Aquaculture, which counts for almost two thirds of fish production in India, has shown significant growth in the last two decades and has transformed itself into an industry contributing substantially to food production.

A wide range of freshwater, brackish water and marine aquatic organisms are produced in India. The major groups are freshwater fish (carp, catfish, snakeheads, tilapia) and prawns (Macrobrachium sp.), penaeid shrimps (Penaeus monodon, Litopenaeus vannamei) crabs (Scylla sp.) and brackish water fishes (seabass, milkfish). Freshwater aquaculture production in India is about 4.2 million tonnes. Most of this production is carp, which account for about 90 percent of total freshwater production in India.

Read the full article in the online magazine HERE.

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