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The utilization of aquatic weeds in an environmental friendly way of fish feed formulation- a review

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Charuchandra College, 22, Lake Road, Kolkata-700029, West Bengal, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 7, Issue (2), Pages 60-66, February,22 (2018)


Cost of fish feed is the major concern of fish farmers in any fish culture operation. Day by day the cost of fish feed components is increasing which necessitates identification of alternative raw materials for use in feed production. It is proved experimentally that, aquatic weeds, which are generally considered as menace to pisciculture can be very much effective in providing low cost feed for most of the fishes. This kind of utilization of aquatic weeds is one of the best environmental friendly weed controlling method. This review enlightens the role of aquatic weeds as a potential fish feed and their influence on growth and survival of fish.


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