Fisheries: Chhattisgarh

According to farmers larger advanced fingerlings should be stocked in permanent stocking ponds, communal ponds, and reservoirs.

In Rabi, fish farmers must apply 10 kg of lime per acre to perennial water bodies once a month.

Feed for fishes

  • For the production of natural feeds, organic and inorganic fertilisers should be used. Doses should be calculated based on the amount of organic carbon in the soil.
  • In addition to natural feed, fish should be provided supplementary feed at a rate of 10% body weight.
  • Vitamin and Mineral Mixture supplementation at a rate of 1% of feed weight (1 kg per 100 kg feed) should be continued.

Netting should be done monthly to release noxious gases from the pond bottom. So that illness symptoms can be observed and growth can be recorded so that feed requirement can be calculated.

As rain and other water sources from catchment areas tend to decrease in Rabi, a backup groundwater source should be prepared.

Benefits of fish farming

Adopting the Integrated Fish farming strategy is recommended for fish producers who want a consistent annual revenue. Due to the falling water level in water bodies, especially during the later part of Rabi, integrating fisheries with poultry, duck farming, and goatery is recommended under this plan.

Because the feed demand for fish lowers throughout the winter months, farmers are encouraged to reduce the feeding quantity when the winter temperature drops.

Fish and fish products are in high demand throughout the month of Rabi. As a result, farmers should manage their production cycle such that they harvest as much as possible during that time in order to maximise their profits.

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