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Punjab: Winter advisory issued to fish farmers to protect Aquaculture
Chandigarh, December 7, 2022: The Punjab government has issued an advisory to the fish farmers given the winter season.
Punjab Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy Development Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar informed that given the growing winter, the fish farmers of the state have been asked to keep the water level in the ponds at 6-7 feet to protect aquaculture from any disease.
Apart from this, the farmers were also advised to reduce fish feed according to the temperature; reduce/discontinue use of organic feed, and use of freshwater aerators in the pond to compensate for oxygen deficiency in the morning.
As per the advisory, oxygen tablets or powder must be kept by the fish farmers at their farms.
Similarly, 400 ml per acre of CIFAX is also suggested to be used in the pond to protect the fish exposed to a high risk of disease in the winter season.