Exploration of canal resources as a potential source for fish production in the Indian Sundarbans
3 March 2022 | Archana Sinha, Aparna Roy, Pranab Gogoi, Tasso Tayung, Mitesh. H. Ramteke, Arunava Mitra, Subhendu Mondal and Basanta Kumar Das | 153 Downloads | .pdf | 2.15 MB | Freshwater finfish, Inland aquaculture, Livelihoods, gender and social issues, India
Fisheries is next to agriculture in offering employment opportunities for poor rural communities in Sundarbans. With around 17 million hectares of canals in India, there is considerable potential to generate jobs and improve the food security of rural populations if canals can be used for aquaculture production. This study explored the feasibility of aquaculture as a secondary use of canal infrastructure through use of net barrier partitions, installed and managed by local communities.
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