Cage culture in reservoirs in India (a handbook) uri icon


  • This document is part of a series of 5 technical manuals produced by the Challenge Program Project CP34 â??Improved fisheries productivity and management in tropical reservoirsâ?�. The reservoirs of India have a combined surface area of 3.25 million hectares (ha), mostly in the tropical zone, which makes them the country's most important inland water resource, with huge untapped potential. The prime objective of cage culture discussed here is to rear fingerlings measuring >100 millimetres (mm) in length, especially carp, for stocking reservoirs. The manual discusses various aspects of cage culture from site selection to its economic benefits

publication date

  • 2009