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Metanalysis of the fish farming and sale in Bahawalpur (Pakistan)

Author(s): H. R. Chaudhry, | AbduSamad, | Mushtaq Aziz, | U. Farooq, | Abdul Qayyum, | M. Taslim Ghori | M. Latif

Journal: Research Opinions in Animal & Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 2221-1896

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 122;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Fish | Fish Farming | Fish Marketing

Fish Farming in the Cholistan is a growing industry despite the low water holding capacity of the desert sand terrain of the Cholistan desert. This is not the only problem lack of fresh water is also at large and the availability of brackish sub soil water adds to the insult. Despite all odds Bahawalpur district caters for the market in Multan by the help of interior sindh and 125 large scale mostly earthen fish farms. A Government fish farm has almost 20 ponds active throughout the year. The Islamia Uiversity of Bahawalpur has 2 ponds one 2 kanal 3-6ft deep nursery and another 500x108 ft farm which is 5-8ft deep earthen fish farms. The Bahwalpur District tastes the best in Rohu Carp, Mori Carp, and to a lesser extent Grass and Silver Carp and the Thela Carp is for the impoverished individuals. The seasons starts from October and continues till march but the peak sale and price are usually fetched in the months of December and January.Last years rate of Fish ranging from 1-2 kg was started at Rs. 140 and ended at a peak of Rs. 160. The fish above 2 kg was sold at Rs. 210-230. The retailers fetched a price higher by Rs. 30-40 on the previously mentioned price. Cooked, fried and Pakora Deep Fried fish rated at Rs. 150-200 per 250 grams. The present study highlights the various activities of the Fish Farming and Marketing.
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