The Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), a premier research establishment of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has developed a technology for natural breeding of murrel in controlled conditions to augment its production.
As per the new technology murrel breeding and seed production can be done in concrete tanks. While small sized water bodies are ideal for the scientific murrel culture, ponds having steep dykes are
preferred to prevent the escape of fish.
Earlier the demand for seedlings was met from the wild collections and the commercial culture of murrel was not common due to inadequate availability of seedlings. Nodal scientist Dr Rajesh Kumar said to meet the challenges, ICAR-CIFA developed the breeding technology of striped murrel in hatchery condition which is all set to make a difference in the fish farming sector.....................Read more
Source: The New Indian Express