American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Phytoplankton Diversity as Indicator of Water Quality for Fish Cultivation

Arunava Pradhan, Pranami Bhaumik, Sumana Das, Madhusmita Mishra, Sufia Khanam, Bilqis Amin Hoque, Indranil Mukherjee, Ashoke Ranjan Thakur and Shaon Ray Chaudhuri

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2008.406.411

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 4

Pages 406-411

Abstract

Waste water fed fisheries are a common feature in different parts of the world. Yet not all work as efficiently as those operating at East Calcutta Wetland for more than 70 years now. The objective of this study is to unravel the reason for the markedly greater efficiency of the Bheris in fish production compared to other water bodies like rain water ponds or sewage fed fish ponds elsewhere. The study indicates that plankton growth could be an important factor responsible for greater fish production in the Bheris. The architecture of the Bheri itself acts as a facilitator in the process. It is proposed that planktons can act as biomarker for water quality assessment in fish production.

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© 2008 Arunava Pradhan, Pranami Bhaumik, Sumana Das, Madhusmita Mishra, Sufia Khanam, Bilqis Amin Hoque, Indranil Mukherjee, Ashoke Ranjan Thakur and Shaon Ray Chaudhuri. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.