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Ornamental fish aquaculture

Published: 9th Mar, 2023

Context

ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources recently provided technical assistance as women organised groups for ornamental fish aquaculture (NBFGR). Ornamental fish farming is anticipated to assist women in the Lakshadweep islands in taking the initial step towards independence through coordinated activities.

About ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR):

  • Its mandate is to undertake research related to the conservation of fish germplasm resources of the country. 
  • The Institute's mission is to evaluate and conserve fish genetic resources for the protection of intellectual property, sustainable use, and future generations.

About aquaculture: 

  • Aquaculture is the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of fish, shellfish, algae, and other organisms in all types of water environments.
  •  Aquaculture is a method used to produce food and other commercial products, restore habitat and replenish wild stocks, and rebuild populations of threatened and endangered species.
  • There are two main types of aquaculture—marine and freshwater. 
  • Aquaculture is an approximate aquatic equivalent to agriculture—that is, the rearing of certain marine and freshwater organisms to supplement the natural supply.


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