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close this bookBetter Farming Series 35 - Better Freshwater Fish Farming: Further Improvement (FAO, 1986, 61 p.)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentPreface
close this folderIntroduction
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentWays to improve
close this folderThe ponds
View the documentBuilding even bigger ponds or more ponds
View the documentA nursery pond
View the documentFilling and emptying smaller ponds
View the documentFilling and emptying bigger ponds
close this folderBringing water to your ponds
View the documentRaising the level of your water supply
View the documentDigging a supply ditch
View the documentDigging a return ditch
View the documentControlling the water in your supply ditch
View the documentFilling your ponds
View the documentHow to fill your ponds
View the documentBetter fertilizing
close this folderThe fish
View the documentGrowing fish all year round
View the documentGrowing only male fish
View the documentHarvesting your fish
View the documentHarvesting many fish
View the documentHarvesting fish when you have a monk
View the documentYour farm and your fish- ponds
View the documentYour fish- ponds and your health

Harvesting many fish

106. With bigger ponds and more ponds, you will harvest many more fish. You must be sure, however, that you will be able to use, sell or preserve all of the fish that you harvest.

107. If you will have too many fish to use, sell or preserve by harvesting all of them at the same time, harvest them at different times. You can harvest a few of your fish at two or three different times.

108. You can do this by draining part of the water from your pond and collecting only some of the fish on the first day you harvest. When you have used, sold or preserved these fish, you can harvest more of them.

drain all of the water and collect part of the fish

109. When you are ready to harvest the last of the fish, drain all of the water from the pond and harvest the remaining fish. First, collect the baby fish for your nursery pond and then collect the big fish.

Drain the water