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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2023, Vol. 11, Issue 1, Part B

Culture and breeding of Ompok bimaculatus, Pabda (Indian Butter catfish), seed production in North-East, India


Author(s): Lokesh Pawar, Tanik Das, Krishan Kumar Yadav and Mayuri Nag

Abstract: A significant freshwater fish species that is raised in subtropical and tropical regions of the world is the India butter catfish (Ompok bimaculatus) also known as pabda. The fish is known as a "butter catfish" because of its meat's soft, flavorful, juicy texture and lack of bones. Due to these features, it is regarded as a delicacy in countries like India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, etc., but the species is under great threat, according to the IUCN, and is on the list of "Threatened Species." It is due to a number of factors, including anthropogenic activities, loss of natural habits, overfishing, insufficient breeding, and lack of biological knowledge. Several attempts have been made to protect, improve breeding methods, and utilize the species. This fish has a significant demand in markets at local as well as national level and also holds high potential globally. Moreover, because of its high value in the markets, it can support marginal and local farmers. It may be raised in an integrated aquaculture system as well as in a Polyculture system with other Indian Major Carps. Breeding and seed production of pabda will be covered in this article.

DOI: 10.22271/fish.2023.v11.i1b.2771

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How to cite this article:
Lokesh Pawar, Tanik Das, Krishan Kumar Yadav, Mayuri Nag. Culture and breeding of Ompok bimaculatus, Pabda (Indian Butter catfish), seed production in North-East, India. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2023;11(1):116-122. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/fish.2023.v11.i1b.2771
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