Aquaculture, encompassing the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants in freshwater, brackish water, and saltwater, may appear as a modern endeavour, but its roots trace back to ancient China around 3500 B.C.
This age-old practice has evolved significantly, and today, we provide comprehensive solutions for all aspects of aquaculture, from project inception to installation and commissioning. Our turnkey aquaculture projects are delivered throughout India.
Aquaculture – Fish Farming Solutions
Fish farming stands out as an effective means to enhance land productivity, sharing a common goal with agriculture: controlled production and harvesting of food to bolster society’s food supply.
Fish, a rich source of nutrients like vitamins A, B, D, calcium, iron, and iodine, exerts a positive impact on human health and nutrition. Consequently, fish is a dietary staple worldwide.
The primary distinction between agriculture and aquaculture lies in their medium: soil/sand for agriculture and water for aquaculture. Farming in water demands a distinct knowledge and skill set. Yet, the fundamental objective remains the same: to provide a sustainable food source.
As a response to overfishing, pollution, and global warming diminishing sea productivity, aquaculture emerges as the solution to bridge this gap and fulfil the demand for fish. Furthermore, it aids in the recovery of marine ecosystems and contributes significantly to the economy by generating employment opportunities.
Aquaculture is adaptable to various environments, from freshwater to marine settings, ranging from simple ponds to advanced indoor recirculation systems. Proper comprehension of the chosen aquaculture system is crucial to prevent economic losses, achievable through thorough training and adherence to correct practices.
The following fish species can be successfully cultivated through aquaculture:
- Grass Carp
Kerala, boasting an array of water bodies, including rivers, irrigation canals, lakes, and ponds, offers ample opportunities for fish farming.
To ensure success, it’s essential to focus on species that are easy to manage, maintain, and thrive with available resources, such as natural habitat and feed, including household waste.
Aquaculture faces challenges related to infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites, potentially leading to stock loss. The best preventive measure involves adhering to stringent fish-handling practices and maintaining pristine premises.
Through aquaculture, we can produce protein- and nutrient-rich fish year-round, contributing to sustainable nutrition and food security.