Tirunelveli: Farmers to learn new fish culture techniques

Indian Council of Agricultural Research aims at increasing production by imparting methodical training

TIRUNELVELI: The 2-day workshop for the inland fish farmers on murrel culture techniques commenced at Centre for Aquaculture Research and Extension (CARE) of St. Xavier’s College, Palayamkottai, on Tuesday.

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research, with the objective of substantially increasing murrel production by imparting methodical training to inland fish farmers, sanctioned to CARE in October 2008 a grant of Rs.3.20 crore under its National Agricultural Innovation Project’s Production to Consumption Scheme.

Under this four-year long programme, CARE in association with Central Institute for Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa and the research centre at New College, Chennai, would train 100 inland fish farmers every year on the culture of murrel, a freshwater fish variety known for its medicinal properties, provide the beneficiaries with thousands of murrel seeds and fish feed and also assist them in marketing the harvested adult (one-year-old) murrels, weighing about 1 kg to 1.250 kg.

“Since one kg of murrel is being sold between Rs.200 and Rs.250 in the market, farmers who go for murrel cultivation will certainly get attractive revenue,” said Principal Investigator of the consortium and Director, CARE, M.A. Haniffa.

Since only 750 of the 2,250 ponds and small irrigation tanks in the district, on an extent of over 9,600 hectares, had been put into use for fish culture (mostly carp variety), the training programme was conducted.

In the training sessions that commenced on Tuesday, nearly 75 fish farmers were participating and they would be taken to an aqua farm near Palayamkottai following the theoretical sessions.

The participants were trained in seed production and feed formulation for murrel culture.

From THE HINDU

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10 Responses to Tirunelveli: Farmers to learn new fish culture techniques

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  2. Shareen says:

    Hi,
    Interested to know more regarding initial investment, training etc, can you please provide some information. say if I have 1 acre land what are the other cost for initial setup.

    Regards
    Shareen

    • myviews4life says:

      Refer this website

      http://www.icar.org.in/

  3. abbas says:

    i would be interested to know more initial investment, training and returns if i do farming on an acre land around hyderabad.

    • myviews4life says:

      Refer this website

      http://www.icar.org.in/

  4. Arun Mohile says:

    I wish to attend the Two day Course in Murrel Farming at CARE, St. Xavier’s college, Tirunelvelli.

    May I have an E-Mail Id of CARE so that I can contact them?

    Regards,

    Arun Mohile

    • myviews4life says:

      Pls refer the following link, where you can get contact details

      http://www.icar.org.in/en/fisheries.htm

      Thirulokachandra

  5. venkatesh says:

    Hi,
    hello sir i had already initiated one pond of fish farm murrel 2000 fish for four months avg weight is 500 gms food i am giving (hen intestine) with boiled , Interested to know more regarding initial investment, training etc, can you please provide some information. say if I have 1 acre land what are the other cost for initial setup.
    my email id is venkate_12@rediffmail.com.
    thanking you,
    reagards,
    Venkatesh

    • myviews4life says:

      Hi,

      Refer this website

      http://www.icar.org.in/

  6. karthi says:

    we like to grow murrel fish(viral) how to grow? whats the procedure?

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