Proximate Analysis of three Brackishwater Fish Species Cultured in Artificial Tank: A Search for Climate Resilient Alternative Livelihood

Proximate Analysis of three Brackishwater Fish Species Cultured in Artificial Tank: A Search for Climate Resilient Alternative Livelihood


Atanu Roy, Prosenjit Pramanick, Sufia Zaman, Abhijit Mitra, Atanu Kumar Raha


Abstract

Biochemical composition of three brackishwater fish species (Macrobrachium rosenbergii, Scatophagus argus and Etroplus suratensis) from Indian Sundarbans were compared during December, 2013. Culture of these species was initiated in artificial tank at Techno India University Campus at Salt Lake, Kolkata during October, 2013 and the analyses were done after three months. M. rosenbergii contains significantly higher crude protein (52.34%) than S. argus (52.65%) and E. suratensis (47.24%). The highest percent of crude lipid (8.34%) and carbohydrate (29.54%) contents are also recorded in M. rosenbergii. These biochemical attributes make these species ideal brackishwater aquacultural products that can be linked with the alternative livelihood of Sundarbans people. Such study has great relevance from the societal point of view as saline water intrusion into fresh water ponds often occurs in the Sundarbans due to tidal surges and several natural disasters to which the Sundarban islands are prone to. Also the culture of the three species in the same system can maximize the profit and efficiency of utilization of culture space.


Keywords

Biochemical Composition, Macrobrachium rosenbergii, Scatophagus argus, Etroplus suratensis, ANOVA


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Roy, A., Pramanick, P., Zaman, S., Mitra, A., & Raha, A.K. (2014). Proximate Analysis of three Brackishwater Fish Species Cultured in Artificial Tank: A Search for Climate Resilient Alternative Livelihood. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 3(1), 203-208.

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