Bhubaneswar, August 30 (LocalWire): The global phenomenon of climate change is having its adverse impact on freshwater aquaculture in states like Odisha, according to the latest study by Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA).
A study by CIFA has found rise in temperature affecting reproduction in fish species like rohu and carp principally consumed in the state, said director, CIFA, Bindu Pillai.
These freshwater fish species are losing their breeding capacity because of abnormal rise in temperature and changing climactic condition.
The sperm of freshwater fish are undergoing change from its original character, she said.
The farmers and hatchery owners need not be worried as the only way to counter loss of fertility would be by increasing feed supplement of fish, she said.
CIFA has issued advisories to fishermen to meet the challenges. We have sensitized the officers of the fisheries department to make farmers and hatcheries aware of it.
We are also sensitizing the farmers at periodic intervals on the climate-resilient aquaculture, she said.
Freshwater sources are getting salinized. So the need of the hour is to adopt climate-resilient aquaculture.
CIFA has launched ‘Indaqua’, ‘treat-my-fish’ apps as part of its information-communication-technology initiative to provide round-the-clock feedbacks on all forms of freshwater aquaculture related issues.
The information-sharing apps are gradually gaining acceptability among farmers, she said.