Traditional Fish Farming in India
DOI link for Traditional Fish Farming in India
Traditional Fish Farming in India book
In India, Traditional BW Fish & Shrimp farming 'Bhasabadha Fisheries' in WB 'Trapping & Filtration' in Kerala in vogue during last few centuries. In traditional system of culture, tidal water is impounded in inter-tidal mudflats by raising bunds Tidal water with all assorted fish and shrimp seed is allowed to enter through sluice-gates during spring tides. Harvesting of marketable sized fish and shrimp done regularly during spring tides through traps placed near the sluice gates. Bheries are irregular shape and sizes are 2 to 267 ha/average size (15 37 ha) spreading over medium & high salinity zones. Total number of bheries in West Bengal 1,334 covering an area of 32,930 ha water spread area over three salinity zones, namely Medium salinity zone (15,613 ha), Low salinity zone (9,844 ha) and High salinity zone (7,472 ha). Fish culture operations start from February & continue till April.