One of the important sources for safe, nutritious and sustainable food all over the world is through Aquaculture. The increasing demand for aquaculture products has generated increased need for farm skilled workers. The essential prerequisites of aquaculture for achieving high productivity and marketability of aquatic species are the fast growth rate, euryhaline nature, health status and taste. The pond culture includes the nursery rearing and grow out ponds. The culture period depends on the species chosen for culture.
High tech fish farming project at Vallarpadam is around 16 Acres cultivating variety of fishes like Karimeen (Pearl spot), Poomeen(Milk fish), Kalanji(Asian seabass), Prawns, Thilapia etc. The fish farm at Valarpadam is one of few fish farms is Kerala which is following the traditional method of fish farming along with semi-intensive culture. The farm covers an area of 16 acres of water body with multiple ponds. The entire water body is bio secured by fencing and bird nettings and, was pond prepared using the latest scientific technologies. The entire water body is bio secured by fencing and bird nettings and, was pond prepared using the latest scientific technologies. As part of farmers community support, a joint venture was executed on 10th November 2021 with the property owner.
A pilot project was launched on 14th October 2022 as a Joint venture with a well-known and experienced farmer who belongs to Vattakkatussery from Alleppey district in Kerala. The project was undertaken with vannamei species in 2.2 hectare and stocking 12 lakh seeds following two tier culture system which includes Initial nursery biofloc culture and later pond culture for grow out. Advantages of shrimp farming; Culture period is only 4 months with maximum of 3 crops per year in suitable environmental conditions. High profit levels: Production of 10 tonnes per hectare with optimum stocking density and up to 30 tonnes in intensive systems of production High product value (up to Rs. 350-400/kg). Only tested and certified seeds produced by approved hatcheries are used for farming. Commercial Pelleted feed exclusively meant for P. vannamei manufactured by reputed companies are used for minimizing the wastage and contamination of the ecosystem.
‘’Farmfed Fisheries’‘ is a division of Southern Green Farming and Marketing Multi-State Co-operative Society Ltd.
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