2 November 2022 | Deepjyoti Baruah, D. Sarma, R.S. Patiyal, Neetu Shahi, M.S. Akhtar, R.S. Haldar, P.K. Pandey, R. Posti, Bhupendra Singh and Abhishek Mishra | 128 Downloads | .pdf | 4.98 MB | Freshwater finfish, Genetics and biodiversity, Livelihoods, gender and social issues, Stock enhancement, India
Establishing recreational fisheries in Uttarakhand's highland lakes and river systems offers new opportunities to generate livelihoods and income for hill people. The development of catch-and-release sport fisheries can also contribute to conservation of aquatic biodiversity through development of captive breeding technologies, supportive breeding based stock enhancement, and community participation in management of both fishery and habitat.
This article describes established and emerging sport fisheries in the highlands of Uttarakhand including for mahseer, goonch and brown trout. It also addresses as yet unrealised opportunities for establishment of recreational fisheries identified through geoinformatic approaches, and partnerships between local communities and government in natural resource management.
Publisher: Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific
Rights: Creative Commons Attribution.