Cage Fish Culture as Sustainable Fish Farms on Salma Dam

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Abdullah Halim


Aquaculture, specifically raising aquatic animals for food, is an ancient practice. Meat from aquatic animals is very often an excellent source for protein, essential fats, and vitamins. Aquaculture can also provide sustainable income to farmers in areas where feasible. Traditionally, aquaculture in Afghanistan has played only a small role in the production of animal proteins for human diets. This is despite the overwhelming acceptance by Afghans of fish, shellfish, and other seafood. The inauguration of the Salma Dam in Herat Province introduced new potential for increased aquaculture in the areas surrounding facility. The dam resulted in new large bodies of water and significantly increased irrigation for potentially 75,000 hectares. This article provides basic information on Cage Culture fish farming facilities. The aim of the research is a special focus on the Salma Dam and fish farming system that could take advantage of the facility and its increased water output and accessibility. The research did in a library method on January to April 2017. The result shows that Cage system is feasible and recommended as sustainable fish farms in the Salma dam.

Cage culture, fish farming, Herat, Salma dam.

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Halim, A. (2020). Cage Fish Culture as Sustainable Fish Farms on Salma Dam. Asian Journal of Research in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, 6(3), 1-8. Retrieved from
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