Friday, 5 August 2016

M&S VMAG | Farm Fresh Rainbow Trout at Kakani | HUNGER HUNT

Posted by Anup Baral August 5th, 2016 :
Fish production in Nepal is confined to inland waters including ponds, lakes, reservoirs and rivers. The southern Terai region of the country is the main area for warm water aquaculture. Aquaculture of common carp, Chinese carps and Indian major carps substantially increased from 1 150 tons to 15 023 tons from 1979 to 2000 (DOFD, 2001). However, cold water fish culture in the mid hills is at the very beginnings although a few ventures show that it is a profitable enterprise. Rainbow trout is the best suited exotic fish for growing commercially in mid-hills of Nepal. The culture technology and seed of rainbow trout are available in the country.
Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) was introduced to Nepal for the first time in the late 1960s and early 1970s from UK, Japan and India. It could not survive due to the lack of technical know-how and was re-introduced from Japan in 1988. During this period, the Nepal Agricultural Research Council developed the breeding and culture technology for this species. Rainbow trout is a carnivorous species which requires high protein feed and well oxygenated water. In nature it feeds on aquatic insects, small crustaceans and small fish. It can be cultured using artificial feed of no less than 20 to 30 percent of animal protein.

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Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.