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Title: Indigenous fishing devices in use of capture fishing in Tripura
Authors: Upadhyay, A D
Singh, B K
Keywords: Fishing gears;Net;Hook;Spear;Trap;Tripura
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A01K 69/00- A01K 97/00, A01K 61/00, A01K 74/00
Abstract: Fishing with traditional devices is an old age practice followed by fisher folk of Tripura. The present fishing technique and devices are the results of knowledge and experience gained the fishing community from the ancestors. The documentation of these practices and devices are important for their development on scientific line and for betterment of fishing community. Hence an attempt has been made to study existing the fishing methods, designs, structures and operations of fishing gears of Tripura. The Rudra Sagar lake of West Tripura district and Harijala water body of South Tripura district were selected for conducting this study. The survey results revealed that three types of fishing devices, viz. fishing gears with net, hooks and spears and traps are in use for fishing in the study area. It appears from the study of fishing devices of Tripura that though it is a small state of the country yet has a rich indigenous know how about capture fishing. The indiscriminate fishing, fishing in the breeding season, poisoning and fishing with gillnets are some of the ill practices of fishing observed in the study area. These are potential threats to the fish biodiversity of Tripura and as such these should be discouraged.
Page(s): 149-156
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/15353
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.12(1) [January 2013]

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