publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

African catfish Clarias gariepinus farming practices in North and South 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal, India

Thangapalam Jawahar Abraham; Prakash Kumar Mallick; Pradipta Paul;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2018 Journal: Journal of Fisheries, volume 6, page 579 (issn: 2311-729X, eissn: 2311-3111, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Journal of Fisheries
Abstract
<jats:p>Clarias gariepinus is widely cultured due to its tolerance to environmental extremes, high production and good feed conversion rate. This communication describes the farming practices of C. gariepinus in North and South 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal. Clarias gariepinus is cultured in ponds of 0.1–0.75 ha, where fingerlings were stocked at a density of 860–1150 cubic meter–1. The current practices of seed transportation were stressful to fish as the majority of the farmers noticed 5–10% mortalities, despite the use of antibiotics. Acclimatization of seeds was practiced by the majority of farmers before stocking. Different feeds including slaughter-...
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free text keywords: seed transportation, fish diseases, aquadrugs, Geography, Stocking, Metropolitan area, Clarias gariepinus, biology.organism_classification, biology, Agriculture, business.industry, business, Aquaculture, Cubic metre, Feed conversion ratio, Catfish, Toxicology, lcsh:Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling, lcsh:SH1-691
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