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Bengal Govt to start ‘cage culture’ of fish

Last Modified Saturday, 11 November 2017 (11:26 IST)
Kolkata : The Fisheries Department of the West Bengal 
is going to start, for the first time, ‘culture’ of on 
a commercial scale. 


The fishes would be cultivated in brackish water bodies across the state. 
Earlier, similar fish has been done by various government and 
private organisations, but on much smaller scales.

This kind of fish culture would be conducted in the brackish water bodies 
owned by the State Fisheries Development Corporation (SFDC) as well as 
by fishery cooperatives and people engaged in the fishery business.

As of now, it has been decided to employ 80 cages, 18 of which would 
be used by SFDC and the rest distributed among the bodies mentioned 
earlier, in the districts of Purba Medinipur and North and South 24 
Parganas.

If this venture turns out to be successful commercially, the government 
has plans to do start similar activities in freshwater bodies as well as in 
marine zones. (UNI)
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