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Title: Periphyton-based pond polyculture system: a bioeconomic comparison of on-farm and on-station trials
Authors: Azim, Mohammed Ekram
Rahman, M Mustafizur
Wahab, Mohammed Abdul
Asaeda, Takashi
Little, David Colin
Verdegem, Marc
Contact Email: d.c.little@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: on-farm trial
on-station trial
periphyton-based aquaculture
Issue Date: 20-Dec-2004
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Azim ME, Rahman MM, Wahab MA, Asaeda T, Little DC & Verdegem M (2004) Periphyton-based pond polyculture system: a bioeconomic comparison of on-farm and on-station trials, Aquaculture, 242 (1-4), pp. 381-396.
Abstract: A bioeconomic study of periphyton-based aquaculture in Bangladesh was carried out through comparison of on-farm and on-station trials. Five treatments, three on-farm and two on-station, each with four replications, were tried in a completely randomized design: on-farm control without substrate or feed (control), on-farm bamboo substrate only (treatment B-farm), on-farm substrate plus feed (BF-farm), on-station substrate only (B-station) and on-station substrate plus feed (BF-station). All ponds were stocked with three native major carps, rohu (Labeo rohita), catla (Catla catla) and mrigal (Cirrhinus mrigala) at a ratio of 60:40:15 and a stocking density of 11,500 juveniles ha−1. All ponds were fertilized fortnightly with urea and triple super phosphate (TSP) at the same rate of 50 kg ha−1. In substrate treatments, ponds were provided with bamboo poles as periphyton substrates. In fed treatments, rice bran and mustard oil cake (ratio 2:1 by weight) were applied. The environmental conditions of on- station ponds were better than on-farm ponds. Under on-farm condition, substrate plus feed (BF-farm) and substrate only (B-farm), respectively, resulted in 59% and 28% higher production over control. Under on-station condition, supplemental feed did not contribute significantly to the total fish production. However, on- station trial resulted in 77% higher combined net yield than on-farm trial. The cost–benefit analysis indicated that well-managed periphyton-based aquaculture practices might be a profitable business. The sustainability issues of this novel technology needs to be carefully assessed during the design and planning of aquacultural developmental ef
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/7440
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2004.09.008
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Affiliation: Saitama University, Japan
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Saitama University, Japan
Aquaculture
Wageningen University

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