TitlePolyculture with Carp, Nutrient-rich Small Fish and Prawn
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsRai, S, Thilsted, SH, Shrestha, MK, Wahab, MA, Gupta, MC
MagazineWorld Aquaculture
Issue Number3
Pagination46 - 50
Date Published2014

Small fish have been considered trash fish and were often removed from ponds, based on a misconception that SIS (Small Indigenous Fish Species) exert competition for food and space with the main species cultured. Production was greater in ponds with SIS than those without SIS, suggesting a synergistic effect of SIS on carp production. Small fish contributed an average of 20 percent of total family consumption among SIS-growing farmers. SIS-stocked ponds provided 28 percent greater income over carp-only ponds because of comparatively greater production. Female farmers have learned to stock and grow SIS.

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NOP 15-A12 (English)