National Workshop on Mahseer in India: Resources, Captive Breeding, Propagation, Policies & Issues

22nd December 2014, Guwahati

ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal organized a two day National Workshop on Mahseer in India: Resources, Captive Breeding, Propagation, Policies & Issues was organized by at Guwahati during December 22-23, 2014.

National Workshop on Mahseer in India: Resources, Captive Breeding, Propagation, Policies & Issues National Workshop on Mahseer in India: Resources, Captive Breeding, Propagation, Policies & Issues

The major themes of the workshop were:

  • Resources: status and potential areas sustaining mahseer
  • Rearing, propagation and hatchery management technologies for mahseer
  • Rehabilitation and conservation efforts
  • Policies, strategies and practices

In view of threats to wild population of different mahseer species particularly Tor putitota, T.tor, T. khudree, Neolissochilus hexagonalepis and the increasing demand for these species for sports as well as food (capture fishery and aquaculture), it was unanimously agreed to have a concerted nation wise joint effort along with DCFR to propagate selected species artificially for conservation and aquaculture purposes using wild stock, captive, pond reared brood stock.

On this occasion, a manual “Mahseer Research and Development: a journey by DCFR was also released.

An Exhibition was also organized where different ICAR Fisheries Institutes and NGOs participated. Commissioner Fisheries, Government of Assam, Guwahati was the Chief Guest at the Valedictory.

Over 120 delegates from ICAR, NFDB, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), various Universities, Colleges, State Governments officers, KVKs and NGOs participated in the Workshop.

(Source: ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal)