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Title: Few indigenous traditional fishing method of Faizabad district of eastern Uttar Pradesh, India
Authors: Prasad, Laxmi
Jalaj, Ravindra
Pandey, Sanjay
Kumar, Anil
Keywords: Indigenous technical knowledge;Fishing traps;Wounding gears
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A01K 69/00-A01K 77/00, A01K 69/06
Abstract: Various fish traps made of natural construction materials using indigenous knowledge system are traditionally employed to catch the fishes in inland water bodies eastern Uttar Pradesh. Modern fishing devices like motorized fishing gears, nets of smaller mesh size, dynamite fishing pose a threat to increase the pollution, destroy the natural environment and affect fish biodiversity. But the ancient tradition of fishing by using the traditional devices like Taap, Gaanj, Parha, Gadia, Dugla and Pachki, Sarhas, Fhekua jal, Fasla have become sustainable way of harvesting inland fisheries resources without causing any damage to the aquatic environment. These indigenous fishing methods have been practiced by the local fishing communities. A study was attempted in Faizabad district of eastern Uttar Pradesh to document the indigenous fishing methods employed to catch the fishes from inland water bodies. The data was collected through Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and Prior Informed Consent (PIC) technique. It was found that most of these indigenous fish catching devices made of locally available bio-degradable material and have less construction cost making them readily acceptable among small scale fishermen.
Page(s): 116-122
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.12(1) [January 2013]

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