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INDIA - Seed porters backbone of aquaculture

Aqua seed porters seen in every nook and corner of coastal belt between Godavari and Guntur districts, became a backbone of the flourishing aquaculture in the State. The seed porters play a pivotal role in bringing the seed, mostly Vannamei species, from the hatchery or seed pond to the pond prepared for cultivation. Packed in the Styrofoam boxes, the seed porters carry the live seed on the two-wheelers and each porter covers a maximum of up to 40 kilometres a day. 
“Remuneration of ₹250 (Approx US$2.90) is offered to us for the task of carrying the seed up to 10 kilometres between the hatchery and the pond ... read more