Aquaculture vis-a-vis agriculture

Khan, S.A. and Lyla, P. and Veerappan, N. and Rajagopal, S. (2000) Aquaculture vis-a-vis agriculture. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 23(3), pp. 10-12.

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Abstract

The effect of aquaculture, especially shrimp farming, on agriculture has caused heated debate among aquaculturists, agriculturists, and non-governmental organizations. As data on the negative impact of shrimp farming on adjacent rice fields are not available, a study was undertaken in rice fields skirting three shrimp farms: a semi-intensive farm; an extensive farm; and a semi-intensive farm with a buffer zone. The buffer zone was found to be helpful in preventing salinization of the adjacent agricultural fields and the Electrical Conductivity (EC) values (less than 1) reported were found to be harmless to the rice crop. Thus, aquaculture and agriculture can coexist in coastal areas if there are buffer zones in between.

Item Type: Article
Title: Aquaculture vis-a-vis agriculture
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Khan, S.A.
Lyla, P.
Veerappan, N.
Rajagopal, S.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly
Volume: 23
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 10-12
Date: 2000
ISSN: 0116-290X
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aquaculture; Shrimp culture; Rice fields; India
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 9270
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 09:03
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 09:03
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9270

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