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‘Very few aqua farmers taking up new varieties’

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Solar energy-driven oxygen producers in freshwater fish tanks on display at the Aqua Aquaria Exhibition in Vijayawada on Saturday.—Photo: Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar
Solar energy-driven oxygen producers in freshwater fish tanks on display at the Aqua Aquaria Exhibition in Vijayawada on Saturday.—Photo: Ch. Vijaya Bhaskar

Experts in aquaculture, researchers, and farmers discussed new technologies available in prawn and fish culture, research activities, and different varieties of cultures at the ongoing Aqua Aquaria Exhibition – 2013 at Andhra Loyola College here on Saturday.

Scientists of various countries, growers, exporters, and officials participated in the technical session ‘Shrimp health management and bio-security requirements’. INVI Technology Director Patrick Lavance said farmers should have knowledge on feeding for healthy growth of seed in the hatcheries. He suggested that farmers use quality feed for good production. A researcher from Thailand C.V. Mohan said very few farmers were taking up production of new varieties in aquaculture.

He asked the hatchery managements to supply latest species that give good yield.

Michael of Sydney University explained to the farmers various aspects of marketing facilities and rearing of various fish varieties. National Fisheries Development Board officer Paul Pandyan explained the farmers about reservoir fisheries, coastal aquaculture, tanks management, domestic marketing, deep-sea fisheries and processing.


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