Dr. Amit Mandal is an Assistant Professor (Fisheries) at College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in Ludhiana, Punjab. His interests are Aquaculture Technologies and Fish Culture Practices To know more view https://bit.ly/3hAzTzc
BioflocTechnology (BFT) is considered as new “blue revolution” since nutrients can be continuously recycled and reused in the culture medium by the minimal or zero water exchange system. Ministry of Fisheries, Govt. of India has taken the targets under Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) to increase fish production to 22 million metric tons by 2024-25 from 13.75 million metric tons in 2018-19, to enhance aquaculture productivity to 5 tons per hectare from the current national average of 3 tons and to augment domestic fish consumption from 5 kg to 12 kg per capita. Ministry of Fisheries is promoting biofloc technology throughout the country through financial assistance under PMMSY. Therefore, biofloc based aquaculture is essentially required in the modern world to develop resilience against climate change and achieve high production targets, with only 10-15% land and water requirements as compared to traditional culture practices. So, the biofloc technology will be able to increase food security, gain high economical returns and will help to generate employment opportunities for rural youth and women by developing the aquapreneurs in India.