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Bengal to set up ‘cage culture’ for rearing fish in deep sea

Bengal to set up ‘cage culture’ for rearing fish in deep sea

Kolkata, May 16 (UNI) A new method of deep-sea pisciculture is soon going to be introduced in Bengal – cage culture.
As the name suggests, the practice consists of culturing fish inside big floating cages in the middle of the sea.
This type of fish culture is being successfully practised in Norway, Thailand, Japan, Philippines and some other countries.
The project is in the pilot stage.
Two 4.
5 metre-diameter cages made out of GI pipes and Netlon mesh have been set up two km off the coast of Mandarmani.
The cages are covered with nets to prevent sea birds from feeding on the fish.
They are tied down with buoys to provide stability.
Each cage is going to last eight to ten years.
Hatchlings for the pilot project would be released in September, which would grow to the right size – 1 to 1.
5 kg – within six months.
Mostly, bhetki and pomfret would be reared in these cages, since these are fishes in high demand and are costly as well.
Such deep-sea culture in large numbers would bring down the prices.
This is also being encouraged to bring down the pressure on the lakes and inland hatcheries; culture in the open seas would have no environmental impact.
Scientists are also researching the viability of culturing pearls in the cages.
In the state, the West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences is in charge of the project, which is a part of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-led All India Network Project on Mariculture.
Five other states are part of the project.


Aarogyasri Trust holds cancer detection screening camps

Hyderabad, Jun 23 (UNI) Telangana Aarogyasri Health Care trust, the flagship scheme of the state government with an aim to provide quality health care to poor is holding early cancer detection screening camps in rural areas in the state.


Pilates fitness centre at Apollo Life

Hyderabad, Jun 23 (UNI) Apollo Life in association with Body Image, Mumbai launched Pilates Fitness Centre at its hospital here today.


Govt launches VAJRA for global scientists

New Delhi, Jun 22 (UNI) The Government today launched a web portal VAJRA -- Visiting Advanced Joint Research -- for faculty scheme of science and engineering research board and also released a commemorative stamp on completion of 250 years of Survey of India (SoI).


Chowdary inaugurates Indian Pavilion at BIO International Convention, Exhibition

New Delhi, Jun 21 (UNI) Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences YS Chowdary has said that the positive discussions during Biotechnology Innovation Organisation (BIO) International Convention and Exhibition 2017 will lead to a lot of new opportunities for Indian start-up companies in Science and Technology.


Ayurveda equally effective to cure fever: Bharatiya Chikitsa dept

Kozhikode, Jun 19 (UNI) At a time when infectious diseases were spreading in Kerala which reported more than 100 deaths during the last few days, Bharatiya Chikitsa Department today said elaborate arrangements have been made to provide ayurveda treatment to patients in this district, which also proved equally effective as conventional medicine to cure fever.


WWF urges Centre to boost measures for conservation of sea turtles

New Delhi, Jun 18 (UNI) WWF has urged the government to strengthen measures for protection and conservation of sea turtles, whose population was threatened by thousands of killings during trawling of shrimps every year.

Nano-particle fertilizer could lead to new 'green revolution'

Nano-particle fertilizer could lead to new 'green revolution'

New Delhi, Jan 26 (UNI) Sri Lankan scientists report having developed a simple way to make a benign, more efficient fertilizer – described as nano-particle fertilizer - that could contribute to a second food revolution across the globe.

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

New Delhi, Feb 9 (UNI) Humans may have ritualistically "killed" objects to remove their symbolic power, some 5,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new international study of marine pebble tools from an Upper Palaeolithic burial site in Italy suggests.