Recirculating Aquaculture System Developed

IAS Prelims 2023

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) at Kochi (Kerala) has set up a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) at its Vizhinjam Research Centre to boost seed production for commercially important marine fishes.

The system filters water inside a fish tank, helping to reuse the water. It will be beneficial to brood stock development of marine fishes.

The CMFRI set up an RAS tank with a capacity of 30,000 litres, with an aim to popularise sea cage farming.

Mariculture practices should be given due importance to increase marine fish production. In addition, farming of ornamental fishes, oysters and molluscs should also be promoted among the farmers by giving training to them.