Small-scale freshwater fish farming
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CTA. 1996. Small-scale freshwater fish farming. Spore 65. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Small-scale freshwater fish farming Agrodok series no 15 by A van Eer, T van Schie and A Hilbrands available from CTA
This booklet aims at providing basic information on how to set up a small-scale fish farm for subsistence purposes with regard to daily protein needs. Since practices are so diverse, this manual focuses on land-based, freshwater fish farming. In the tropics, pond fish farming is the most common form of aquaculture and so, the information provided concerns pond construction and pond management. The first part of this manual describes the principles of fish farming, including site selection and type of fish farm. Fish farming practices are presented, including the selection of species, nutrition, health aspects, reproduction, harvesting and pond maintenance. The second part gives specific information about the culture of common carp, tilapia and catfish. Small-scale freshwater fish farming Agrodok series no 15 by A van Eer, T van Schie and A Hilbrands available from CTA