Fish farming in cages, a new form of fish farming, has turned a boon for a good number of youths in Narsingdi.
District fisheries officials said the youths are getting more involved in farming Mono-sex Tilapia fish in the floating cages in Meghna river and its tributaries hoping to attain financial solvency.
Raihan Sarker of Dattapara said he expanded fish farming in cages after getting good outputs during the recent years.
Presently he has been farming fish in 150 cages and in every four month, he produces 300 to 400-kg fish from each cage.
Seeing the success of Sarker, many youths of the area started this kind of fish farming, says a BSS report.
A farmer in one cage with 10 feet length, 10 feet wide and 6 feet high, can produce 400 to 500-kg Tilapia fish in every four months, said sources.
With the assistance of local fisheries department, over 350 youths has been farming fishes in cages at present.
District Fisheries Officer Mohammad Tofaj Uddin Ahmed said fish farming in cages has introduced a new era in this sector as it fetches good profits.
He added fish farming in cages has brought a laudable change in the rural economy of the district and it created employment for rural people fulfilling the demand of nutrition.
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