• Govt, prawn farmers on warpath

    The stage is set for yet another showdown between the prawn farmers of the Chilika lake in Orissa and the Government, with the latter all geared up to renew its prawn gherry demolition drive. The

  • Pisciculture ryots incur Rs 800 cr loss

    Prawn and fish culture farmers in Krishna district incurred a heavy loss of rs 800 crore this season as a result of truant monsoon and lack of irrigation water, a senior government official said on

  • Fisheries: Shrimp Cultivation

    Fisheries: Shrimp Cultivation

    <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Fisheries - Shrimp Cultivation</strong></span></p> <p><img alt="Fisheries" src="" style="width: 530px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p>Shrimp cultivation began in Bangladesh in the mid-1970s when exports totaled 4.7 million dollars a year.</p> <p>Until the global economic crisis, it was a 534-million-dollar-a-year business, with 42,000 tons of exports, mainly to the United States and Europe. After the garment industry, shrimp production ranks second in Bangladesh in terms of the sector&rsquo;s ability to earn foreign exchange. Not only does this crop earn valuable foreign exchange, but the sector also employs significant numbers of rural workers and provides a livelihood for households throughout much of Bangladesh. A study by USAID estimates that as many as 1.2 million people may be directly involved in shrimp production with an additional 4.8 million household members supported by the industry.</p>

  • Fisheries


    <p><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>Fisheries</strong></span></p> <p><img alt="Fisheries" src="" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid;" /></p> <p>As early as in the 1960s, South Indian fishermen were encouraged to use trawlers to increase fisheries exports. The use of trawlers have since boomed, resulting in the near complete extinction of fish in the Indian part of the sea. Due to the decline in catch in their own territorial zones, fishing boats from Tamil Nadu have for long coveted fishing zones in the Sri Lankan territorial waters.</p>

  • Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture

    The Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) is a premier Institute in freshwater aquaculture in the country under the administrative control of the ICAR, New Delhi.

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