Culture of Indian carp (Rohu) in Pakistan

Credit: Muhammad Shahid Iqbal (Tawakkal) – Pakistan

Rohu culture in Pakistan





The inserted photo shows a typical earthen pond in which an Indian carp (Rohu; Labeo rohita) is being cultured.  The required fingerlings of rohu are obtained from a hatchery on the facility. This species is popular among consumers in Pakistan. In fact, the rohu farming is traditional farming in Pakistan where about 80% of total farming area is devoted to rohu culture. The production ranges from 3-4 tons/ha. Fish produced is locally marketed.




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