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Vol. 12, Special Issue 7 (2023)

Water management practices and users conflicts of the village pond aquaculture

Author(s):
Jaykumar S Patel and Dr. Chetan R Dudhagara
Abstract:
India is the world's third-largest fish producer, with vast inland fisheries resources. Gujarat, known for marine fish production, lags behind in freshwater aquaculture. A study in Anand District focused on water management practices in village pond aquaculture. Data from 80 fish farmers revealed that ponds were used for both fishery and domestic purposes, with farmers residing on-site and employing security personnel. Various water sources, including canal water, sewer water, groundwater, and rainwater, were utilized, with groundwater and canal water being primary. Conflicts arose due to waste disposal, water quality, poaching, and disputes over water usage. These challenges, along with production losses and insufficient financial support, led to many farmers abandoning fish farming. The involvement of the Gram Panchayat and Fishery Department was crucial for conflict resolution and addressing the issues faced by fish farmers.
Pages: 16-20  |  427 Views  183 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Jaykumar S Patel and Dr. Chetan R Dudhagara. Water management practices and users conflicts of the village pond aquaculture. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(7S): 16-20.

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