Fourteen years ago Md. Mosaref Sikdar launched his carp nursery on a 60 decimal pond. He worked without prior knowledge or external assistance of any kind. His trial-and-error methods have taught him a lot, and at times cost him too much.
In the southern region of Bangladesh, hatchery owners are collecting breeder fish from other hatcheries and rivers to breed and maintain brood stock improvement activity. Transportation of large size breeders is expensive and tropical climate causes high mortality during transportation.
Lalita Bala is learning music from a professional singer. It was a long cherished desire she could not realize, being the daughter of a poor farmer and married when she was only 15. Now 25 years old, she is a mother of a 5-year-old child.
The Timor-Leste National Aquaculture Development Strategy (2012–2030) provides a framework for future responsible development of the aquaculture sector in the country. The strategy is anchored to the underlying principles of combating widespread poverty and malnutrition and for effective ecosystem management in the country.
Development and growth of commercially profitable white fish culture in Bangladesh have been precarious. Many individual operations have failed or are struggling due to lack of proper technology and management practices, and quality inputs.