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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


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.

American Journal of Environmental Sciences
Volume 4 No. 4, 2008, 406-411


Submitted On: 2 November 2007 Published On: 31 August 2008

How to Cite: Pradhan, A., Bhaumik, P., Das, S., Mishra, M., Khanam, S., Hoque, B. A., Mukherjee, I., Thakur, A. R. & Chaudhuri, S. R. (2008). Phytoplankton Diversity as Indicator of Water Quality for Fish Cultivation. American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 4(4), 406-411.

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  • Plankton
  • bheri
  • khamar
  • dighi
  • east calcutta wetland