Inland Fish Farming Catching Up in Thanjavur

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
27 December 2006, at 12:00am

INDIA - Inland fish farming is catching up in the district. From a mere one or two fish farms eight years back, there are 250 inland fish farms now.

Search for an alternative occupation in the wake of Cauvery water issue, has made many farmers to venture into inland fish farming.

Out of 250 fish farms, four are major ones, which breed fingerlings and supply to other farms.

Manal Paramasivam of Orathanadu, a successful inland fish farmer, has developed his farm on five acres of land.

There are 12 fish ponds out of which seven are nurseries rearing fingerlings for supply to other farms and five ponds produce fish for market.

Source: The Hindu