Moyna town is 90 km from Kolkata city via road. This block was declared as a fishery hub in West Bengal by the State Government and the ‘Moyna Model’ accepted as an example for freshwater fish culture throughout West Bengal. Moyna is a great example of the freshwater fish culture revolution in West Bengal and a new horizon for culture of the major carps. Moyna fish farmers have adapted the procedures of Andhra farmers incorporating their own blend of experience, skill and technology.
This article describes the history and development of major carp culture practices in Moyna, challenges faced by the industry including groundwater exploitation, and documents the experience of some progressive farmers.
Publisher: Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific
Rights: Creative Commons Attribution.