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Title: Fishing crafts and gear in river Krishna
Authors: Mannaa, Ranjan K
Dasb, Archan K
Krishna, Raoc DS
Karthikeyanc, M
Singh, DN
Keywords: Fishing craft;Fishing gear;River Krishna
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int Cl8: A01K, A01K 69/00, A01K 71/00, A01K 73/00, A01K 74/00, A01K 75/00, A01K 77/00, A01K 79/00, A01K 80/00, A01K 83/00
Abstract: Fisheries ecology of entire stretch of river Krishna was investigated during 2001-02 along with the status of fish and fisheries. Documentation of crafts and gears in freshwater sector of India is scanty. This paper is an attempt to record the fishery related indigenous technological knowledge in terms of fishing crafts and gear used in river Krishna. As many as 6 different types of crafts and 10 different gear were encountered during the monsoon survey of the river. The crafts were coracle, plank-built boat, palm-canoe, thermocol raft, rubber tube platform and banana stem raft. The gears were gill net, cast net, drag net, push net (triangular), scoop net, ring net, hook and line, lantern net (light trap), box trap and cradle trap.
Page(s): 491-497
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.10(3) [July 2011]

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