Man grows 5,000 fish in Kadalundi river using cage farming method
Moonniyur (Malappuram): A man is introducing new career opportunities by preparing cages for fish farming in Kadalundi river. Moonniyur Chuzhali native Rijay Karat is experimenting with cage that can house upto 5,000 fingerlings as part of Subhiksha Kerala scheme of the state government.
Rijay started fish farming by making two cages to grow fish and installed it in the river. The cages were made using metal net, plastic nets and tar barrels. Rijay has also made a boat for taking care of the cages. With the help of friends and locals, both the cages and the boat were launched in the water.
The young farmer is growing the fingerlings supplied by the Department of Fisheries for freshwater fish farming. He is growing GIFT tilapia variety of fish that can be harvested within 6 months. In order to ensure safety of the cages, he has arranged surveillance system on the river banks.