To gain knowledge in establishing and managing different fish/shellfish farming systems in coastal waters.
Students get an insight into the culture of different commercially important aquaculture species in coastal/marine waters.
Brackish water aquaculture: Principles of pond design – Inland and Coastal, Tank and raceway farms, cage farms, pens – Types of culture systems: Traditional, extensive, modified extensive, semi extensive,intensive and super-intensive culture of shrimps and their management, Economics of Shrimp Culture, Design and construction of shrimp culture ponds, Liming and fertilization in shrimp pond.
Practice :- 1.
Primary productivity calculation, Estimation by Light and Dark Bottle method
Seed procurement of shrimps: Natural seed, hatchery reared seed production, Transportation stocking in nursery ponds, rearing and growout ponds, pond harvesting of Shrimps, Principles of crab hatchery, brood stock, larval and post-larval management. Packing and transportation of crab instar and brood stock, Crab culture: Pond design, management of crab farm.
Practice :- 2.
Identification of important cultivable species.
Crab culture and crab fattening process, economics of carb culture, Principles involved in seed production of lobsters and mussels. Cage Culture
Practice :- 3.
Collection and identification of commercially important seed of fish and shellfishes.
Pen culture, Potential Brackish water fish species for culture, Traditional culture of brackish water fish, Culture of finfish – Sea-bass, Culture of milk fish.
Practice :- 4.
Dissecting out the pituitary gland and preparing the extract
Culture of mullet, Culture of Cobia, Culture of Pompano, Lobster culture
Mussel culture, Pearl culture, Oyster culture, Sea-weed culture, Different types of Products obtained from seaweeds.
Practice :- 5.
Visit To shrimp hatchery/Farm
Methods of Shellfish Culture rafts, racks, cages, poles and ropes, Sea ranching, Resources for shore-based aquaculture and sea farming in India, Regulation for mariculture.
Practice :- 6.
Estimation of seed survival.
Reference and Textbooks
Advances in aquaculture----TVR Pillay and Won A Dill
Aquaculture –the farming and husbandry of fresh water and marine organisms
Fisheries sciences ----R Santhanan
World fish farming cultivation and economics ---- E Evan Brown
Brackish water aquaculture: Principles of pond design – Inland and Coastal