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Kerala: Experts recommended fishermen at Vypeen should adopt novel methods where they can increase fish harvest and thereby increase their income November 16,2021   |  Source: The Times of India

Experts recommended fishermen at Vypeen should adopt novel methods where they can increase fish harvest and thereby increase their income. The recommendations were put forward on the second day of the workshop on ‘Vypeen island protection and sustainable development’ on Monday. “The availability of quality fish is coming down in the state. Hence, prospects for aquaculture methods like cage fish farming and biofloc is high at Vypeen which is a favourable place for fish production. “Farmers can cultivate and harvest Vannamei shrimp (whiteleg shrimp) on the compounds of their houses itself. It has high export opportunities,” said Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (Kufos) registrar B Manoj Kumar. “Shrimp can be cultivated in biofloc method and harvested in seven months. By expanding pokkali farming, cage farming can be done along with prawn farming at pokkali fields. Aquaponics method also can increase job opportunities,” he said. Other than creating job opportunities associated with fish farming, export of marine and value-added products also will create employment.

The workshop also discussed the prospects of inland tourism in the area by giving thrust to the tradition of the island, culture, history, pokkali farming and water resources. “Since

 

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