FISH FARMS

Through our FISH FARMS

Kerala is gifted with abundant Brackish and Fresh water resources. The estimated inland water area is 16,0000 ha and brackish water about 65,213 ha out of which 14,875 ha are only developed for Aquaculture practices. About 2.22 lakh fisherfolk are dependant on these water resources for their livelihood.

To develop Aquaculture along scientific lines and to impart training based extension, Matsyafed has been utilizing these three Brackishwater Fish Farms.

Matsyafed Fish Farm, Palaikari

The farm is situated in Kottayam district, with an area of 48 Ha.Traditional filtration method is resorted to.Here scientific culture methods are adopted in three ponds of 1.5 Ha each.

Matsyafed Fish Farm, Narakkal

It is situated in Vypeen island of Ernakulam district with an area of 18.4 Ha.Production depends on the introduction of quality seed from other sources. An Integrated Disease Management System (IDMS) has been implemented on experimental basis in collaboration with CUSAT.An Aqua Tourism will attracted by tourists.

Matsyafed Fish Farm, Malappuram:

Extending to an area of 21 Ha, this farm that resorts to traditional filtration and scientific culture methods, is situated in the district of Ernakulam.Here also an Integrated Disease Management System (IDMS) has been implemented on experimental basis in collaboration with CUSAT.Matsyafed has established an ornamental Fish Research centre and Aquarium at Thenmala in Kollam District famous for Eco-Tourism.The aquarium is exhibiting high value Ornamental fishes suitable for export and domestic marketing.

Major species:

The major cultivated species are

  1. Penaeus indicus
  2. Penaeus monodon
  3. Chanos chanos
  4. Etroplus suratensis
  5. Mugil cephalus
  6. Lizo sp