On Tuesday, Union Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying Minister Giriraj Singh have launched the ‘Matsya Setu’ app to disseminate the latest freshwater aquaculture technologies to the country’s aqua farmers.
This app has been developed by the ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIFA), Bhubaneswar, with the funding support of the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) Hyderabad, according to an official statement.
Matsya Setu app has species-wise/ subject-wise self-learning online course modules, where renowned aquaculture experts explain the basic concepts and practical demonstrations on breeding, seed production and grow-out culture of commercially important fishes like carp catfish, scampi, murrel, ornamental fish, and pearl farming.
Better management practices to be followed in maintaining the soil and water quality, feeding and health management in aquaculture operations have also been provided in the course platform. The modules are divided into small video chapters for the learners’ convenience, along with additional learning materials.