Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Black tiger | Penaeus monodon

Black tiger shrimp production resurging in Kerala

Click on the flag for more information about India INDIA
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 00:30 (GMT + 9)

Ending a decade’s slide in the production of black tiger shrimps, Kerala is experiencing a comeback of the top healthy seafood, thanks to a much-needed initiative of the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) launched earlier this year.

The MPEDA’s efforts to revive the production of black tiger shrimps on a mass sale of its seeds have been receiving encouraging feedback, according to authorities with the statutory body that functions under the Union Governments Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

The mass sale of seeds since the past 100 days shows a rapidly growing interest among the farmers to raise the disease-free variety, the authorities said.

Kerala is a state on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty-second largest Indian state by area. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. ►

The Kochi-headquartered MPEDA had on February 18 begun supplying black tiger shrimp seeds from its new multi-species aquaculture complex (MAC) at Vallarpadam.

The inaugural sale was done by MPEDA chairman K.S. Srinivas by handing over one lakh (100,000) seeds to former Kerala Director-General of Police Hormis Tharakan, a progressive shrimp farmer.

Today, Mr. Srinivas noted, the black tiger prawn supplied from the nine-acre MAC has been showing ‘excellent’ performance in various parts of the State.

"We knew that increased production of the black tiger variety can boost India’s shrimp exports in the long run. We are seeing the early signs of it happening," he said.

"Recently, I visited some of the aquaculture farms to understand the field performance of the seeds from our facility. Our seeds are doing well. The farmers comments are encouraging."

Mr. Tharakan, buttressing the point, said the seeds showed good performance during the three months of culture period.

"They [seeds] gained an average weight of 38gm, thanks to the quality. I got 260kg of shrimp in the 90 days from an area of 50 cents by stocking 10,000 seeds. Currently, we are rearing another 90,000 seeds," he said.

"This is in happy contrast to my facing a continuous crop loss for the last three years," he added.


The gate of a traditional shrimp farm in Kerala, India which uses the tide to harvest shrimp (Photo: Wikipedia)

The INR 7.26-crore (USD 10.4 million) MAC, which was inaugurated on December 8 last, features a hatchery with an annual production capacity of 20 million black tiger shrimp seeds, besides nurseries for four varieties of fin fishes.

C.V. Mathew, another farmer who has been into shrimp cultivation for 16 years in his native Kumbalangi suburb, said black tiger seeds from MAC attained 25gm size in the first 50 days.

"In 86 days, the animals reached an average size of 40gm," he said.

"I have never experienced such a growth rate of my crop. No different has been the feedback from the farmers from down State Kollam and Kannur in north Malabar after culturing the seeds taken from the Vallarpadam hatchery," top MPEDA officials said.

It was from 2010 that the black tiger shrimp, an endemic species to south-east Asia, began to face a slump in its traditional reputation as a major variety of cultivated shrimp item in India. That was after aquaculture farmers in the country began to focus on growing the exotic vannamei species of shrimps in a big way.

Source: The Hindu


[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Greece
Jul 18, 03:10 (GMT + 9):
Selonda obtains ASC certification for sea bass and sea bream
United States
Jul 18, 02:10 (GMT + 9):
Lawsuit claims Mazzetta-owned lobster company took advantage of man’s dementia
Australia
Jul 18, 01:30 (GMT + 9):
Clean seas receives ASC certification
United States
Jul 18, 00:20 (GMT + 9):
Offshore aquaculture has low environmental impact, a new study finds
Norway
Jul 17, 20:40 (GMT + 9):
Fish Pool Salmon Price Status Report for week 29
Ecuador
Jul 17, 18:00 (GMT + 9):
Shrimp exports reached a record high in the first 5 months of this year
Viet Nam
Jul 17, 17:00 (GMT + 9):
The sector must acquire technology to process fish if it wants to comply with its growth plans
Yemen
Jul 17, 17:00 (GMT + 9):
EU support to the Yemeni fisheries sector
Peru
Jul 17, 02:50 (GMT + 9):
Strong growth of landings and exports of squid foreseen after reopening of Chinese market
United Kingdom
Jul 17, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IPNLF & ISSF launch first practical reference guide for pole-and-line fishing
Albania
Jul 17, 01:30 (GMT + 9):
Oceana denounces potential UII fishing across the Mediterranean Sea
New Zealand
Jul 17, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Mussel farm granted permission to expand despite neighbours’ opposition
Japan
Jul 17, 00:30 (GMT + 9):
Official data on bluefin tuna imports
Worldwide
Jul 17, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Situation and movements of fishmeal and fish oil
Ecuador
Jul 16, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
Manta will export 70pc of tuna production thanks to arrival of container ships



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Brexit Party MEP called for EU fishing vessels to be 'sunk like Belgrano'
United Kingdom A Brexit Party MEP has called for the Royal Navy to sink EU fishing vessels that enter a 200 mile exclusion zone around the United Kingdom. The policy would see EU boats as far away as France's Bay o...
Minister of Economy vows to mull postponing giant squid law
Chile Minister of Economy Juan Andrés Fontaine met yesterday with representatives of industrial fishing workers and artisanal purse seine fishermen from the whole country. Both sectors, which represe...
Dongwon launches new tuna fishing vessel 'Jubilee'
South Korea Dongwon Industries, the country's largest deep-sea fishing company, has launched today its latest purse seiner, Jubilee, to modernize its increasingly aging fleet. The 2,200-ton vessel, launched to c...
UK Parliament's sub-committee warns of lack of implementation of EU discard ban
United Kingdom The House of Lords' EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee publishes its follow-up report on wasteful fish discarding, six months on from the EU landing obligation coming into force. The EU landing ...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation
Marona S.A.
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2019 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER