In this issue:

  • Farming of Asian seabass Lates calcarifer in freshwater impoundments in West Bengal, India
    Subrato Ghosh

  • An integrated approach to contemporary fish farming practice incorporating traditional knowledge in mid hills in India: A success story
    Suresh Chandra Sumanta Kumar Mallik, R.S. Patiyal, Debajit Sarma and M.P. Singh

  • Mud crab farming: An alternative livelihood in the Indian Sundarban
    Christina Lalramchhani, C. P. Balasubramanian, P.S. Shyne Anand, T. K. Ghoshal, Prem Kumar and K. K. Vijayan

  • Trout fisheries resources and potentialities in the Menchukha region of Arunachal Pradesh
    Deepjyoti Baruah, Parvaiz A. Ganie, Kishor Kunal,Ravindra Posti, Kenbom Chisi and Tagi Yonggam

  • NACA Newsletter

Creative Commons Attribution.

Related

Aquaculture Asia Magazine

Aquaculture Asia Magazine is an autonomous publication that gives farmers and scientists in developing countries a voice. Stories concern the small-scale aquaculture prevalent in the region and the circumstances of farmers trying to make ends meet in an increasingly globalised world. We accept articles on any aspect of aquaculture and the related processing, marketing, economic, environmental and social issues. An RSS feed is available if you wish to stay informed of new issues.

In this collection

Trout fisheries resources and potentialities in the Menchukha region of Arunachal Pradesh

The success of any aquaculture project or fish farm depends to a large extent on selection of a suitable site. Site selection using the conventional method, based on very limited data, can result in inaccurate information and cause discrepancies among the implementing agencies. The utilisation of remote sensing and geographic information systems can provide a useful source of additional information. This article provides a GIS-based analysis of the suitability of sites for trout farming and the establishment of sport fisheries in the Menchukha valley, Arunachal Pradesh.

Mud crab farming: An alternative livelihood in the Indian Sundarban

Mud crab is one of the most valuable crustaeceans in both domestic and export markets. They are hardy and can survive out of water for extended periods at lower temperatures, making them idea for live export. Mud crab fattening predominates farming practices in Sundarban as opposed to grow-out culture. This report describes current practces adopted by mud crab farmers in India with special reference to the Indian Sundarban, where mud crab capture and farming are an important livelihood for small holder farmers.

An integrated approach to contemporary fish farming practice incorporating traditional knowledge in mid hills in India: A success story

Farming in the mid hills is largely characterised by small land holdings, low productivity, scarcity of agricultural land and irrigation facilities, and uneven terrain. Low returns in farming and unemployment problems in the mid-hills are compelling youth to move to the cities to find livelihoods. Adoption of integrated farming practices utilising available land, water and waste products more efficiently can improve farm productivity and income. The achievements of a young farmer from a remote village working to motivate others are documented in this article.

Farming of Asian seabass Lates calcarifer in freshwater impoundments in West Bengal, India

The Asian seabass Lates calcarifer is a highly preferred foodfish in West Bengal, with a high meat content and commercial value compared to Indian major carps. Found in estuarine systems on the north-east and south-east coasts of the Bay of Bengal, Asian seabass is a hardy, euryhaline fish and suitable for culture in coastal marine, inland saline, brackishwater and freshwater ecosystems. During the past decade, Asian seabass has received greater attention and has been increasingly farmed commercially in modified-extensive systems in large freshwater impoundments (termed ‘mithen gheri’ in local dialect).