Asian Fisheries Society

Carp Production in SeasonalWater Bodies in Eastern India


The feasibility of integrated aquaculture in seasonal water bodies in rainfed farming areas of Eastern India was assessed in on-farm trials. Fry of Indian major carps (IMC: Catla catla, Cirrhinus mrigala, Labeo rohita), common carp (Cyprinus carpio), and silver barb (Puntius gonionotus), and advanced fingerlings of IMC were raised to marketable size. Mean survival of fish varied, with silver barb showing a significantly higher survival rate (P

The key factors for the success of aquaculture in seasonal water bodies were access to credit, production enhancing inputs and water bodies that hold water for more than 120 days in a year. The availability of low cost labor and the current livelihood strategy of the farmers were also important.

Publication Date : 2003-01-01

Volume : 16

Issue : 1

Page : 1-15

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