Farmers Training Programme

Central Institute of Fisheries Education
In Mumbai

Price on request
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  • Course
  • Mumbai

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Fisheries University Road Seven Bungalows Andheri (W), 400061, Maharashtra, India
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Course programme

Course outline

Fish Culture:


Site selection, design and pond construction; Species selection and pond preparation- fertilization & its importance; Soil and water quality management; principles of fish culture and adoptable practices; feed and feed management; harvesting, post harvesting and transportation method; and economics of fish culture and common diseases and control methods


Species identification; weed control, fertilization with organic and inorganic fertilizers; plankton collection & determination of ideal densities. Predatory fish control; water analysis; sampling and growth assessment; feeding preparation and application methods

Prawn culture:


Pond design, lay out & pond preparation; Nursery rearing; grow out culture- all- male and all- female culture ; feed and feed management; poly culture of prawn and fish; common diseases and its control methods. Economics of monoculture and poly culture of prawn and fish;


Pond preparation and fertilization methods for nursery and grow out ponds; seed quality identification; acclimatization & stocking process, identification of male and female morphotypes; sampling and growth analysis; feed and feeding practices ; water monitoring practices.

Partial harvesting methods and final harvesting. Use of appropriate gears.

Field Visits:

On - Farm demonstrations at private prawn farms (1 day)

Nursery rearing methods, hand- sexing of juvenile prawns for monosex culture: Sample nettings of nursery and grow out ponds, boat feeding & management method. Partial culling of bulls (BC) methodology and practices of harvesting.

Water management: Intake system, drain (sluice design) and its operation for draining. Health management: and examination of various stages of prawns for screening of disease.

On- Farm demonstrations at private Fish hatcheries and seed farms (1 day):

Commercial breeding of carps, seed rearing methods, marketing, transportation methods for short and long distance place. Natural prawn seed collection centre at Dowleswaram where prawn migration occurs.

On -Farm demonstration at private carp culture ponds (2 days)

Over view of large grow out ponds,maintenance, pond fertilization, stocking composition and size at stocking, feed ingredients, composition and application method; sampling by cast netting; harvesting of pond; post harvest method. Ice packing transportation at Fish packing & transportation units.

Visit to Scampi hatcheries to observe hatchery operation, components of prawn hatchery; water filtration method, larval rearing tanks. PL collection & examination of PL; quality testing of seed and transportation methods for long distance

Visit to Pumpa Reservoir at Annavaram forappraisal of management practices, gears and crafts used and production details.

Close interaction with owners of farm on seed transportation, selection of hatcheries, seed quality, cost of seed etc. Inputs for pond preparation, feed ingredients, composition, feeding method, schedules, partial & final harvest netting, labour input per crop, watch &ward/farm maintenance, growth, survival and production details; Economics of culture, marketing practices, constraints and other issues, if any.

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