About 200 families that were displaced by construction of the Jurala reservoir have found new employment in fishing and value-added industry. Local people who up fishing add value to their catch by keeping it for live sale in locally-manufactured cages.
Local people also use the live fish to prepare a variety of fresh fish dishes, servicing the tourist trade attracted to the reservoir. Over 400 people are now directly or indirectly self-employed through these practices.
This article describes the new practices and the improved income that is being generated by fishers and local entrepreneurs.
Publisher: Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific
Rights: Creative Commons Attribution.