Capture Based Aquaculture – An Introduction
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The harvesting of wild individuals from very early stages in the life cycle to large mature adults and their culture under confined and controlled conditions is referred to as capture-based aquaculture (CSA). This category of farming includes the rearing of some species of finfish, most molluscs, and certain forms of the extensive culture of marine shrimp. It has been estimated that it accounts for about 20% of the total quantity of food fish production through aquaculture. In India, since the seed production technologies of many species are either not standardized or commercial viability is not demonstrated, the practice of CSA can be developed with proper management. Artificial reefs (AFs) and Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) are known to attract fish. Hence, installation of AFs and FADs at suitable areas of the coast can enhance fish production. A few artificial reefs and FADs can be installed at suitable locations by Central and State developmental agencies by involving stakeholder participation.