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Knowledge of Fish Growers about Fish Culture Practices

Biswajit Goswami and Tanmay Samajdar


The study was conducted in Dakshin Dinajpur district of West Bengal. It was found that majority of the fish farmers (50.8%) had the medium level of knowledge regarding scientific fish culture practices. The highest extent of knowledge was observed in manure application in the fish pond (90.8%) and lowest was observed in recommended stocking rate in composite fish culture (16.7%). Majority of fish farmers were middle aged and younger group category. Overall education level is medium that is, primary and middle school level. Majority of fish farmers possessed low to medium level of experience in fish farming. Majority of farmers belonged to medium level of innovative proneness, risk orientation, economic motivation, and value orientation. Most of the farmers belonged to low level of credit orientation. Majority of fish farmers exhibited medium level of mass media participation extension agency contact while their cosmopoliteness was low.The path analysis indicated that innovative proneness was the most potent variable in effecting the knowledge of fish farmers positively. It is necessary to increase innovative proneness, extension agency contact and mass media participation by the means of organising awareness campaigns, field days, demonstrations, exhibitions, krishan gosti, krishan mela etc. enabling farmers to accrue latest knowledge on scientific fish culture practices

Keyword: Fish farmers; Scientific

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