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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part C

Polyculture of the freshwater prawn Macrobrachium malcolmsonii (H.M. Edwards) in Koilsagar reservoir of Mahabubnagar district (TS), India


Author(s): B. Laxmappa, Savalla Murali Krishna

Abstract: Freshwater prawn culture has now occupied a significant position in inland aquacultural practices in India. Culture of freshwater prawns along with major carps has been practiced in limited reservoirs and Koilsagar is one of them. Koilsagar is a medium size reservoir in Telangana State (TS) of India and was constructed in 1955 across the Peddavagu stream which is tributary of Krishna River in Mahabubnagar district. Five villages exist in the vicinity of the reservoir and organized the Fishermen Cooperative Society in the name of the reservoir during the year 1977 by the Fisheries Department. By the initiation of the department, the reservoir fishermen has started to stock prawn seed ever year along with fish seed of major carps to augment the production. The fishermen of this reservoir succeeded in prawn production besides fish. The present paper deals with the production of the freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium malcolmsonii (H. M. Edwards) in polyculture system from the Koilsagar reservoir of Mahabubnagar district.

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B. Laxmappa, Savalla Murali Krishna. Polyculture of the freshwater prawn Macrobrachium malcolmsonii (H.M. Edwards) in Koilsagar reservoir of Mahabubnagar district (TS), India. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2015; 2(4): 147-152.
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