Table 1

Mitigation strategies adopted by the farmers during COVID-19.

Mitigation strategies Site-FW Site-BW
Application of mohua oil cake for eradication of unwanted fish during pre-stocking management. Omitted by 80% Not practised usually
Stocking with advanced fingerlings instead of fingerlings because of delayed stocking period. 85.55% Stocking density was reduced by 85%
Application of organic manure during pre-stocking pond preparation Omitted by 88% farmers Nil
Application of inorganic fertilizer usually not done Done by 78.33% farmers Done by 42.50% farmers
Usual eradication of weeds before stocking 80% farmers after stocking. Nil
Disease management None 17.5%
Postponed harvesting 78% farmers 28.30%
Early Harvesting <5% farmers 57.50% farmers
Partial harvesting 63.33% farmers 14.20% farmers
Monthly harvesting 22.5% farmers during final phase of lock down Nil
Feed Locally available feed ingredients by 57% farmers 76.7% farmers adopted mineral mixture application to boost natural feed
Involving women workforce of the family during labourer crisis. 37.5% farmers Nil
Farmers turned door to door vendors of live fish/shrimp 56.75% 15.25%

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