Carrying Capacity Estimation of Waterbodies
CarryCap, the decision support online tool helps in the estimation of carrying capacity (CC) of source water bodies for optimization of brackishwater aquaculture development. The tool defines the maximum nutrient loading which can be assimilated by the waterbody based on its dilution rate and flushing time without exceeding the permissible levels of water bodies. The online tool can help the state governments and other regulatory organisations to regulate the level of aquaculture activity and to develop guidelines for further development of the farming area within suitably zoned areas by declaring aquaculture zones. The CC models will provide information necessary for the formulation of strategies to integrate shrimp farming into coastal zone management.