Fishery Science - Malda KVK
Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya
Ratua, Malda

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Provision of quality food to the individual is the prime concern of not only developing countries but also developed countries. The major food production systems which includes crops, animals etc. are showing stagnation in their production pattern while aquatic production is growing up in a big way to provide quality protein, employment generation, etc. India is very rich in her water resources, which includes 2.25 m.ha. of pond and tanks, 1.3 m.ha. of beels and derelict water bodies, 3.0 m.ha. lakes and reservoirs and 2.3 m. ha. of paddy fields. In these scenario, West Bengal also having a large number of water bodies out of which 2.76 lac hectare area under ponds and tanks, 0.42 lakhs hectare area of beels and boars, 1.73 lakhs hectare of river, 80000 hectare of cannels and 17000 hectare of reservoirs.
Malda district is located in the central part of West Bengal. The general appearance of this district is that of low-lying plain, sloping gently towards the south because of southerly direction in which all the rivers of the district flow. On the basis of topography and alteration in the river courses (Ganga, Kalindri, Tangan, Mahananda etc.) the district has got a massive amount of water wealth. As per the number of water bodies and also its water area, the district comes second in West Bengal. Malda district of West Bengal also having a 10773 hectare of impounded cultivable water area. Apart from these, there are 4552-hectare area of beels and boars, 2511 hectare of cannels and derelict water bodies and 172 km of rivers.
The overall scenario of fish cultivation in Malda District is quite unsatisfactory. Less application of fishery based technologies, improper stocking density, poor feed and disease management etc. are the most limiting factors of fish production. Lack of proper knowledge and sufficient training facilities are the bottlenecks of fish production. Knowledge is to be imparted properly, skill to be developed in desired dimensions through capacity building programmes (Training), front-line demonstration (FLD) & on farm trials (OFT). The knowledge and skill so acquired through the above said programs will definitely boosting up the fish production through the adoption of improved fishery based technologies. Fishery section of Malda Krishi Vigyan Kendra is trying to uplift the socio-economic status of the resource poor fish farmers of the district through above said programmes.


Thematic AreaTitle
Composite fish culture
Management of fish farms.
Method of pond preparation & pond sterilization
Mixed Farming (Poly-culture)
Management of fish diseases
Feed preparation & management in fish culture
Production of air breathing fishes in low line ponds
Carp breeding and hatchery management Induced breeding of Indian Major Carps
Carp fry and fingerling rearing
Management of nursery ponds
Management of rearing ponds
Integrated fish farming
Integrated fish farming with duckery & Horticultural crops
Integrated fish farming with livestocks
Breeding and culture of ornamental fishes Entrepreneur development through Ornamental Fish Farming for SHGs
Pen culture of fish and prawn Fish culture through Pen culture
Portable plastic carp hatchery Induced breeding of IMC (Indian Major Carps) through portable Carp Hatchery

On Farm Trial

i) Effect of various stocking densities of IMC on fish productivity under pond ecosystem of Malda
ii) Assessment of fish production by proper use of manure.
iii) Assessment of profitability of different enterprises under pond based integrated farming system

iv) Assessment of productivity of IMC by promoting  growth

V) Assessment of the efficacy of supplementary feed for the growth of carp in fresh water pond in Malda District

vi) Assessment of performance of Turmeric and Lime mixture in control of ulcer disease of Fish

vi) Assessment of performance of fibre enzyme as a growth promoter in composite fish culture to a profitable extent.
vii) Assessment of productivity of Indian Major Carps (IMC) by application of balanced feed.
viii) Assessment of the profitability by introducing amur carp (Cyprinus carpio haematopterus)as a candidate species in polyculture system of freshwater ponds of Malda district.

Front Line Demonstration

i) Poor production of fishes is due to improper use or no use of Cow-dung or manure.
ii) Lime application in composite fish culture
iii) Increasing fish production by application of scientific fish feed
iv) FLD on. Air breathing Fish Culture
v) Fish fingerling  in composit fish culture
vi) Application of Low cost fish feed
vii) Air breathing fish culture
viii) Application of Scientific  fish feed Using locally available ingredients