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Give the merits and demerits of fish culture?


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Fish culture is a manmade process of raising fish in a controlled environment. The desired species of fish are raised inside man-made ponds or fish tanks. It is also termed as pisciculture.

Merits of fish culture:

  1. The desired species of fish can be raised.
  2. The fish yield is controllable and can be increased by implementing certain techniques and modified fish feed.
  3. Provides with the fish meat at low prices. Fish meat is a good source of protein.

Demerits of fish culture:

  1. It requires a significant amount of investment.
  2. The fishes suffering from disease can lead to mortality of all the fishes in the tank.
  3. Controlled raising of fishes can act as a threat to biodiversity.
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