This AgroSource Integrating fish farming in the tropics deals with the history of fish farming and the current global situation. It provides practical advice on the types of fish suitable for fish ponds and their life cycles as well as a detailed description of how sites can be selected, water managed and ponds designed.
In addition to information over the rearing of larvae and fingerlings (young fish) attention is also given to how fish should be fed and how diseases, parasites and predators can be dealt with.
As the title suggests considerable attention is given to how fish farming can be successfully integrated with other farming activities. This integration is discussed in the context of managing feeds and manure but also shows how crops and water plants grown on pond dykes can be a useful source of food not only for animals but for small-scale fish farmers themselves
No. of pages: 172