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Bumper harvest of Karimeen, Tilapia for SC, ST families

Posted On: 24 DEC 2021 3:09PM by PIB Thiruvananthpuram

Adding colour to their Christmas celebration, members of scheduled caste and scheduled tribe communities in Nettoor and Ezhikkara had a bumper harvest of Pearl spot and Tilapia through cage fish farming. The 8-month-long cage farming was carried out under the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) and Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) schemes of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI).

‘Sreedevi’ SHG which includes 22 ST families in Thandassery Colony in Nettoor harvested a yield of 600 kgs of Pearl spot and 1300 kgs of Tilapia from four cages. While the Pearl spots attained an average growth of 300 gms, Tilapia attained an average weight of 650 gms. Under the TSP scheme, the ST families were provided cages and ancillary facilities, fish seeds and feed.

Five SC families benefited from the cage farming carried out in Ezhikkara under the SCSP scheme as they managed to harvest 250 kgs of Tilapia from one cage. A team of researchers from CMFRI led by Dr K Madhu, Dr Rema Madhu and Shri Rajesh N coordinated the cage farming ventures.




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