Research Biotica, Volume 5, Issue 1 : 42-48. Doi : 10.54083/ResBio/5.1.2023/42-48
Review Article

Published on : 30-Mar-2023

Production and Culture Scenario of Striped Catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus, Sauvage, 1878) in India

  • Lakan Lal Meena
  • The Neotia University, Sarisa, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal (743 368), India
  • H. Shivananda Murthy
  • The Neotia University, Sarisa, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal (743 368), India
  • Dharmendra Kumar Meena
  • ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrakpore, Kolkata, West Bengal (700 120), India
  • Raju Ram
  • ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Versova andheri (West), Mumbai, Maharashtra (400 061), India
  • Khemraj Bunkar
  • The Neotia University, Sarisa, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal (743 368), India

Abstract

India's Pangasianodon hypophthalmus catfish farming is on a steady rise, harnessing its abundant potential and extensive resources, which include vast land areas, specialized expertise and rich indigenous cultural knowledge. In the fiscal year 2020-2021, the nation achieved an impressive total fish production of 162.48 lakh tonnes, with the aquaculture sector playing a pivotal role by contributing 121.21 lakh tonnes to this remarkable figure. Noteworthy is the significant individual contribution of catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus), accounting for 4.32 lakh tonnes. These statistics underscore the crucial and prominent role that catfish farming plays in driving India's thriving aquaculture industry. This article covers an overview of the current condition and features of striped catfish in India, as well as the breeding status and seed production methods and larvae rearing.

Keywords

Breeding, Exotic species, Seed rearing, Striped catfish

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