Credit: Indian fish farmers and G. Venkata Raju (India)
Labeo rohita (Rohu) and Catla catla (Boche) are two popular fishes among the Indian Major Carps in fish farming practices. The production ranges between 15 – 20 ton/ha at the places where the carp farming is going on in commercial way. The farmers use conventional feeds and sell the product @ Rs. 45 – 50 / kg (Farm gate price). Usually, the uniform harvestable size of fish is around 1.5 kg. The farmer groups in the region programme the crop periods and harvesting schedules in such a manner that no shortage of fish supply in any part of a year to grab the market potential.