Up to 82 inhabitants, 77 of whom are women were chosen for the project of Aquaculture of Ornamental Fish, which is being hailed and they received rigorous training. With scientific assistance from the ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, they have established units for ornamental fish farming.
By using available resources, cultural ornamental fish farming is anticipated to assist women in the Lakshadweep islands in taking the initial step towards independence financially through activities and tasks.
On Agatti Island, the National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR) manages a germplasm resource center for marine ornamental species to promote conservation and increase the residents’ access to different sources of income.
The team has effectively raised ornamental shrimp to marketable size and has completed four cycles to provide a sizable revenue with the help of 46 women four cluster-mode community aquaculture units were established on the Island.
From the four clusters of Agatti Island, 46 women beneficiaries got the supplies and placed the animals in their units for continued upbringing. The NBFGR project team will keep an eye on the units and offer technical assistance until the organisms are of a size that can be sold.