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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.
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Dengue

Dengue epidemic should be declared as 'Health disaster" in TN : DMK

Chennai, Oct 20 (UNI) The Opposition DMK in Tamil Nadu today demanded that the outbreak of dengue epidemic in the state, which has claimed nearly 40 lives, should be declared as a 'Health disaster'.

Panacea

Panacea Biotec receives Manufacturing Authorisation for 22 medicinal products

Mumbai, Oct 17 (UNI)Panacea Biotec a leading biotechnology company said that it has received the Certificate of GMP Compliance from State Service of Ukraine on Medicines and Drugs Control with Manufacturing Authorization for 22 medicinal products, including 4 oncology products for a period valid till June 24, 2020.

UN

UN launches plan to stop transmission of bovine TB to humans

United Nations, Oct 13 (UNI) Stressing the damaging impact on poor rural communities in Africa and South-East Asia of animal tuberculosis’ (bovine TB) transmission to humans, United Nations health experts have launched the first-ever roadmap to combat the so-called zoonotic TB.

World

World will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022: WHO

Kolkata, Oct 12 (UNI) The number of obese children and adolescents (aged five to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades.

Int'l

Int'l breast cancer conference stresses on need for early diagnosis, awareness

New Delhi, Oct 7 (UNI) To promote awareness about breast cancer which is becoming the common cancer among women in the country, an international conference was inaugurated on Saturday.

Solar eclipse 2017: North America will witness total solar eclipse

Solar eclipse 2017: North America will witness total solar eclipse

New York, Aug 21 (UNI) Today, all of North America will witness a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years, where the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, casting darkness across swathes of the Earth's surface - with up to 14 states shrouded in complete blackout.

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.

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