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Commercial production of seeds of tiger shrimps begins

INDIA - The Fisheries College and Research Institute has commenced commercial production of seeds of tiger shrimps on its Maritech Research Centre campus situated at Tharuvaikulam near here.

The hatchery for the purpose was established recently on the MRC premises at a cost of Rs.45 lakh allocated to the FCRI by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

The unit was equipped with a seawater pumping and filtration system, two High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE) lined sumps, ultra violet filters, cartridge filters, indoor and outdoor algal culture facilities, raceways to maintain brood stock, a spawning module, 20 larval rearing tanks of two tones capacity each and a laboratory to test water quality.

V.K. Venkataramani, Dean, FCRI, told The Hindu that the institute planned to produce shrimp seeds at the rate of two million seeds a year during the first year.

The harvest would be enhanced to 5 million seeds per annum from the subsequent year onwards.

Source: TheHindu
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