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Pisciculture: Fisheries MCQ

  • Introduction to fisheries.
  • Indian species of fish.
  • Foreign species of fish.
  • Aquaculture.
  • Fresh water fish farming.
  • Marine fish farming.
  • Intensive fish farming.
  • Ornamental fish farming.
  • Fish production and management.
  • Major institutes in India.
  • Major projects in India.
  • And, other important topics.

Also read: Animal Husbandry MCQ

Answer key after each 5th mcq

Question 01. The adult rohu is a herbivorous..?

(a). Column feeder.
(b). Surface feeder.
(c). Deep water feeder.
(d). Bottom feeder.

Question 02. Family of catfish is..?

(a). Clariidae.
(b). Cyprinidae.
(c). Cetopsidae.
(d). Cranoglanididae.

Question 03. What is the scientific name of mrigal?

(a). Catlacatla.
(b). Ictalurusfurcatus.
(c). Ameiurusmelas.
(d). Cirrhinuscirrhosus.

Question 04. Which is not a belonging to carp family?

(a). Koi fish.
(b). Amur fish.
(c). Catla.
(d). Tarpon.

Question 05. Carp and …. belong to the order cypriniformes?

(a). Minnows.
(b). Loaches.
(c). Both a and b.
(d). None of the above.

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Question 06. In recirculation aquaculture system the use of biofiltration is required to reduce..?

(a). Methane toxicity.
(b). Excessive amount of CO.
(c). Ammonia toxicity.
(d). Salt.

Question 07. RAS is a type of..?

(a). Biofilter.
(b). Artificial fish farming tank.
(c). Intensive fish production ponds.
(d). None of the above.

Question 08. Which is the true description of aquaponics?

(a). Growing plant using RAS.
(b). Rearing fish using RAS.
(c). Combining plants and fish in RAS.
(d). None of the above.

Question 09. Which is not a type of RAS..?

(a). Aquaponic.
(b). Aquarium.
(c). Both.
(d). Coastal aquarium.

Question 10. Which is an important process by RAS?

(a). Saturation of ammonia in fresh water.
(b). Saturation of carbon dioxide in fresh water.
(c). Both a and b.
(d). Saturation of oxygen in fresh water.

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Question 11. The central marine fisheries research institute was established in..?

(a). 4 March, 1948.
(b). 3 February, 1947.
(c). 5 April, 1949.
(d). 6 December, 1948.

Question 12. Who is the present day director of CMFRI?

(a). Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan.
(b). Dr. S. Swaminarayan.
(c). Dr. L. Pandey.
(d). Dr. S. V. Dave.

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Question 13. The freshwater culture resources in the country comprises …. mha of ponds and thanks?

(a). 3.00
(b). 3.59
(c). 1.89.
(d). 2.36.

Question 14. The major species of fish in India after carp is..?

(a). Catfish.
(b). Koi fish.
(c). Pangasius.
(d). Shrimp.

Question 15. As of July 2021, India ranks …. in aquaculture and …. in fisheries?

(a). 2nd, 3rd.
(b). 3rd, 4th.
(c). 1st, 2nd.
(d). 4th, 5th.

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Question 16. Fisheries contributes to …. of the total GDP of India?

(a). 2%.
(b). 0.5%.
(c). 1.5%.
(d). 1.07%.

Question 17. India’s share to the global fisheries production is..?

(a). 3.47%.
(b). 4.29%.
(c). 7.58%.
(d). 6.36%.

Question 18. The regional office(s) of the IFDB..?

(a). Bhubaneswar and Guwahati.
(b). Mangalore and Kochi.
(c). Goa and Kakinada.
(d). Kalpakkam and Tiruvanntapuram.

Question 19. The viral hemorrhagic septicemia is a deadly fish disease of..?

(a). Fresh water fish.
(b). Marine fish.
(c). Both a and b.
(d). Major fish disease of Northern Hemisphere marine fish.

Question 20. Ichthyophthirius multifillis is a …. fish disease?

(a). Virus.
(b). Parasitic.
(c). Fungus.
(d). Nutritional disorder.

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Question 21. Myxobolus cerebralis causes whirling disease in …. fish?

(a). Cat fish.
(b). Carps.
(c). Shrimps.
(d). Salmon and trout.

Question 22. The fish egg quality is often determined by..?

(a). The nutritional condition of mother fish.
(b). The nutritional condition of fish pond.
(c). The nutritional condition of egg itself.
(d). All of the above.

Question 23. …. is a method of spawning in a fish hatchery?

(a). Manual stripping.
(b). Environmental manipulation.
(c). Chemical injection.
(d). All of the above.

Question 24. Which is not a crustacean?

(a). Shrimp.
(b). Prawns.
(c). Krill.
(d). All are crustacean.

Question 25. Bichirs have …. type of gills?

(a). Internal.
(b). External.
(c). Both a and b.
(d). None of the above.

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Question 26. The African lungfish is a/an..?

(a). Obligate air breather.
(b). Facultative air breather.
(c). Both a and b.
(d). None of the above.

Question 27. The catfish Hypostomus plecostomus is a/an..?

(a). Obligate air breather.
(b). Facultative air breather.
(c). Both a and b.
(d). None of the above.

Question 28. Which is a non-paired fin?

(a). Pelvic.
(b). Pectoral.
(c). Adipose.
(d). All of the above.

Question 29. Which is a type of ventral surface fin?

(a). Dorsal fin.
(b). Adipose fin.
(c). Cloacal fin.
(d). Caudal fin.

Question 30. Tilapia is a..?

(a). Shallow water fish.
(b). Deep water fish.
(c). Very deep water fish.
(d). All of the above.

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Question 31. …. is not a fresh water fish?

(a). Tor tor.
(b). Polish shad.
(c). Butter fish.
(d). Ailia coila.

Question 32. …. is not a brackish water fish?

(a). Seer fish.
(b). Pink perch.
(c). Indian mackerel.
(d). Mangrove red snapper.

Question 33/01. According to the Union Budget 20201-21, which one will be a fishing harbour?

(a). Kochi.
(b). Tiruvanntapuram.
(c). Puri.
(d). Daman.

Question 33/02. …. fish harbour were announced in the union budget 2020-21?

(a). 3.
(b). 4.
(c). 6.
(d). 5.

Question 34. The composite fish culture system is a technology developed by..?

(a). Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute.
(b). National Fisheries Development Board.
(c). India Council of Agricultural Research.
(d). None of the above.

Question 35. The fish as a food is a major source of..?

(a). Fat.
(b). Protein.
(c). Iron.
(d). Carbohydrates.

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Question 36. Which is a migratory fish?

(a). Salmon.
(b). Fresh water eel.
(c). Striped bass.
(d). All of the above.

Question 37. Which is a highly migratory fish?

(a). Tuna.
(b). Marlin.
(c). Dolphins.
(d). All of the above.

Question 38. Country leading in fish production?

(a). India.
(b). USA.
(c). China.
(d). Brazil.

Question 39. The Indian state leading in fish production?

(a). Andhra Pradesh.
(b). Gujarat.
(c). Kerala.
(d). West Bengal.

Question 40. India has …. km of marine coastline?

(a). 7,516.
(b). 6,789.
(c). 8,542.
(d). 7,735.

See the marine coastal line of India On Google Earth

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Question 41. The Indian state with longest marine coastline?

(a). Tamil Nadu.
(b). Maharashtra.
(c). Odisha.
(d). Gujarat.

Question 42. Pulicat lake is located in..?

(a). Andhra Pradesh.
(b). Tamil Nadu.
(c). Both a and b.
(d). Telangana.

Question 43. Which is a brackish water lagoon in India?

(a). Pulicat lagoon.
(b). Chilika lagoon.
(c). Both a and b.
(d). Mansarovar.

Question 44. The silver carp and Catla are..?

(a). Surface feeder.
(b). Bottom feeder.
(c). Column feeder.
(d). All of the above.

Question 45. The common carp and mrigal are..?

(a). Surface feeder.
(b). Bottom feeder.
(c). Column feeder.
(d). All of the above.

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Question 46. Full form of IRS is..?

(a). Integrated Recycling System.
(b). Inland-River System.
(c). Integrated Recirculation System.
(d). None of the above.

Question 47. The Classic Fry Farming is also known as..?

(a). Inland hydroponics.
(b). Cage fish farming.
(c). Flow through system.
(d). Water refreshing system.

Question 48. Which is a post harvest technology in commercial fish farming?

(a). Salt treatment.
(b). Ice bath treatment.
(c). Sun drying.
(d). Use of condiments.

Question 49. Which is the most ideal crop system for fish farming..?

(a). Sugarcane.
(b). Wheat.
(c). Maize.
(d). Rice.

Question 50. According to FAO …. is a globally important agricultural heritage system?

(a). Recirculating Aquaculture System.
(b). Intensive fish farming.
(c). Fish harbours.
(d). Rice fish system.

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