Dearth of Fish Seeds: Agri Dept to Help Ryots

Published: 02nd August 2014 07:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2014 07:55 AM   |  A+A-

PALAKKAD:  To meet the shortage of fish seeds, the Fisheries Department has entrusted ADAK  (Agency for Development of Aquaculture, Kerala) with procuring fingerlings from rearing farmers and hatchery owners in Kerala.

In Palakkad district alone, while the demand was 2.5 crore, the production was only 73 lakh fisherlings. With the capacity of the Malampuzha farm was 1.5 crore, meant that only 50 per cent of production was being met. In the Malampuzha fish farm, monsoon breeding is undertaken from June to September in the Katla, Rohu, Mrigal and Grass Carp varieties. In winter, from October to January , fish varieties of common carp and koi carp are undertaken.

The mrigal and common carp (cyprinus carp) varieties are sold for `35 for every 100 numbers, grass carp costs `75 for 100 numbers and Lebio `25 for 100 numbers. Both Katla and Rohu were sold for `50 per 100 numbers, said Deputy Director of Fisheries, Malampuzha, S Mahesh.

Under the scheme, inland fish production is aimed to be increased to 3 lakh tonnes in three years up to March 31, 2015. 

The Matsya Samrudhi ScThe total outlay for the Matsya Samrudhi Scheme    is `194.17 crore of which `55.30 crore will be given as subsidy.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp