Suitability of different fish species for cultivation in integrated floating cage aquageoponics system (IFCAS) in Bangladesh

In rural areas of Bangladesh, the vast majority of households own only small or large shaded homestead ponds located next to their dwellings and the pond dikes are covered with large timber trees, a situation where it is quite difficult to produce fish and vegetables on the dikes. Incorporation of appropriate technologies however, can successfully utilize homestead ponds for commercial fish farming that can meet growing protein and nutritional demand. In this paper, farmer participatory action research was performed to assess production performance of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and Vietnamese perch (Anabas testudineus) in monoculture and polyculture systems via integrated floating cage aquageoponics system in Bangladesh. This system helped to fulfill nutritional requirement of poor households in Bangladesh.


Ali, H., Haque, M.M., Murshed-e-Jahan, K., Rahi, M.L., Ali, M.M., Al-Masud, M., Faruque, G. (2016)
Aquaculture Reports, 4: 93–100 [open access]