Although relatively slow growing, market demand for Clarias magur is sufficient to make it economically attractive for aquaculture. Supply of this species is through a combination of wild caught and cultured fish. However, a drastic reduction in wild populations has led to C. magur being listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Only limited quantities of cultured fish are available, as it has not attracted mainstream technical attention. However, hatchery production has become increasingly viable as various technical problems have been overcome. The article communicates the aquaculture practices of C. magur including hatchery, nursery and grow out.
Publisher: Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific
Rights: Creative Commons Attribution.