CIFT’s solar-powered fish farm boat begins trials

Image: The Hindu
Image: The Hindu

The Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has begun conducting trials of a newbuild solar-powered vessel.

Built by Samudra Shipyard, the FRP-hulled vessel is designed to operate in aquaculture ponds, reservoirs, and small rivers and may also be used as a recreational fishing boat.

The boat has accommodations for six people and a maximum endurance of three hours at a cruising speed of four knots in calm water.

The trials are being carried out at the Njarakkal Fish Farm and Aqua Tourism Centre.

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