Present status of brood stock management and breeding operations at Carp Hatcheries in Jashore, Bangladesh

Akhery Nima 1 , Anik Talukdar 2 , Md. Rakibul Islam 3 , Nasima Begum 4 , M.N.S Mamun Siddiky 5 , Anuradha Bhadra 6 , Yahia Mahmud 7

1   Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Freshwater Sub Station, Jashore, BANGLADESH
2   Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Freshwater Station, Mymensingh, BANGLADESH
3   Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Freshwater Sub Station, Jashore, BANGLADESH
4   Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Freshwater Sub Station, Jashore, BANGLADESH
5   Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Freshwater Sub Station, Jashore, BANGLADESH
6   Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Freshwater Station, Mymensingh, BANGLADESH
7   Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Headquarters, Mymensingh, BANGLADESH

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Sustainable aquaculture production depends on the proper management of brood stock. In this regard, multiple survey studies were reviewed to assess the present status of management of carp brood stock at Jashore region in Bangladesh from March 2023 to August 2023. A total of 38 hatcheries were selected in Jashore. The areas of ponds were ranged from 33.33 to 400 decimal and shape with maximum rectangular. The green color water of pond was 79% and 75% practice pond drying. Most of the farmers applied liming doses were ranged from 500- 1200 gm dec-1. Most of the farmers used rotenone (39%) to control predators in the brood stock pond. Different sorts of fertilizers both organic and inorganic were applied. Most of the brood stocks (39%) were collected from the hatcheries and the rest of them were collected from other pond, World fish, BFRI and the natural sources (Halda and Padma River). Moreover, 4 carp species (rui, catla, mrigala and kalbashu) among 13 endemic and 4 exotic carp species (silver carp, grass carp, bighead and common carp) out of 6 exotic carp’s species were used for seed production. Negative selection of brood stock was performed in few hatcheries in order to reduce the cost for collecting or purchasing good quality broods. The formulated feed which contained 20-30% protein for carp brood stock were prepared using the indigenous ingredients including mainly rice bran, mustard oil cake, vitamin and mineral premix, wheat flour, fish meal and soya bean flour and maize flour. The main problem of hatchling production is Argulosis (fish lice) diseases which causes 95% of hatchlings mortality. Finally, these survey findings indicate that proper brood stock management could be a good approach to attain the main purpose of aquaculture.


Brood stock, Hatchery, Indian major carps, Management


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Nima, A., Talukdar, A., Islam, M. R., Begum, N., Siddiky, M. M., Bhadra, A., & Mahmud, Y. (2024). Present status of brood stock management and breeding operations at Carp Hatcheries in Jashore, Bangladesh. Archives of Agriculture and Environmental Science, 9(1), 1-7.



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