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CMFRI Develops Breeding Technology for Indian Pompano

KJ Staff
KJ Staff

Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) successfully developed the seed production technology of Indian pompano (locally known as avoli vatta), which has high commercial value both in domestic and international markets. The technology was developed with the help of Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS), a new facility in fish farming at the Visakhapatnam Regional Centre of CMFRI after two years of research.

This is the fifth of its kind of an achievement made by the CMFRI after the institute developed seed production technology of cobia, silver pompano, orange spotted grouper and pink ear emperor.

Indian pompano (Trachinotus mookalee) is the most suitable species for cage culture considering its fast growth rate, easy adaptability to culture conditions, quick acceptance of artificial feed, good meat quality and high consumer preference.

According to officials, this would help the farming community to use the hatchery produced seeds of Indian pompano for cage farming

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