India to launch new aquaculture farms
The Indian Ernakulam district panchayat has approved a plan to launch new aquaculture farms on 67 hectares during the current financial year under the guidance of the District Aquaculture Development Agency.
A statement issued by the Public Relations Department said the plan was to spread the farming of varieties such as carp, Malaysian catfish, local varieties of cat fish, snakehead, pearl spot and scampi in fresh water bodies as well as various shrimp varieties and suitable fishes in salt water bodies.
The district panchayat has plans to use all available water bodies in various panchayats for aquaculture so that they become models for others. Plans had been firmed up to launch the first aquaculture project in Avoli panchayat, the statement said.