The Andhra Pradesh government hopes to promote new practices in fish farming. To this end, steps are being taken to adopt cage culture in fish farming.
Cage Culture: The Andhra Pradesh government hopes to promote new methods of fish farming. To this end, steps are being taken to adopt cage culture in fish farming. It hopes to bring in a separate policy for this. The AP government has already taken the necessary steps for this. Developed by the Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), this innovative cultivation cage culture was launched in the state in 2007. There is a lot going on in this cultivation. It does not even require yard land. No special watering. There is no need to change the water frequently. There is no need for electricity at all. The burden of labor was not great. And how to cultivate it .. This type of fish can be cultivated not only in the sea and rivers but also in all types of ponds. You can earn more with less cost. This approach has already yielded good results in our neighboring states. The state government, which is now focused on this, is looking to take it forward on a large scale.
Like making a cage.
The fish are reared in a specially made cage with a circle of 6 m and a depth of 4 m. Drums are set up under the cage to float it, a net to raise fish inside, and another net to protect the outside. They are set up at a depth of at least 5 meters and can be moved to safer areas when floods and storms occur. There are 30 Marine Cages on the coast of Visakhapatnam, 10 on Suryalanka Beach and 110 Backwater Cages in East Godavari and Krishna districts.
Krishna District Cage Culture ..
Krishnajilla Nagayalanka has the highest number of over 70 cages, making the area a carafe address to cage culture. About 500 families depend on this cultivation for their livelihood. At present the Central and State Governments are promoting this cultivation in the ratio of 60:40 through the Prime Minister’s Fisheries Development Scheme (PMMSY). 1.5 lakh to Rs. 2 lakh per annum through Marine Cage and Rs. 75,000 to Rs. 1 lakh per annum through Backwater Culture.
CMFRI Visakha Regional Center Head Dr. Subhadeep Ghosh said that there are opportunities for the expansion of cage culture in AP. The long Krishna and Godavari backwaters along with the distant coastline are advantageous to be in AP. Also there are large scale reservoirs. He said CMFIR was ready to provide the necessary technical assistance, especially if the case culture policy is taken up. Cage culture is now expanding the study of the aspects of the government, as efforts to bring the new policy, the Department of Fisheries, said Commissioner kekannababu.
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