Panda, Special Issue, Conserving Mahseer in India
Usha Moza of the Indian Council of Agriculture Research firmly believes that mahseer conservation can be strengthened if it is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Environment and Forests. Shashank Ogale, who has enormous experience with fish hatcheries in Tata Power Company, Lonavla in Maharashtra, was a former consultant with the World Bank, recommends stocking of perennial waters with fingerlings and protecting the adult fish by enforcing the Fisheries Act. Prakash Nautiyal, who has spent a lifetime studying golden mahseer in the Gangetic river system, suggests that the leftover stocks in the water bodies should be allowed to multiply and depleted water bodies should be stocked with fingerlings produced in the hatcheries.
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