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Title: Herbal fish toxicant used by fishers of Karbi-Anglong district, Assam
Authors: Kalita, Bhagaban
Dutta, Amalesh
Choudhury, M
Keywords: Smartweed
Fish poison
Fish toxicant
Indigenous Technical Knowledge
Karbi-Anglong
Assam
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.⁸: A61K36/00
Abstract: Use of plant, Polygonum hydropiper Linn. (Smartweed) as fish toxicant by the tribal people of Karbi-Anglong district of Assam for catching fish from natural aquatic resources as well as for removal of uneconomical fishes from the aquaculture pond has been discussed. Indigenous Technical Knowledge on aquaculture has generously been passed on to newer generation by older ones. Plant’s botanical identity, local name, family, plant parts used, therapeutic uses and mode of application of the drug have been described. It was observed that carp fishes died immediately, but air-breathing fishes (Heteropneustus fossilis and Channa puntatus) lasted for sometime.
Page(s): 334-336
ISSN: 0972-5938
Source:IJTK Vol.06(2) [April 2007]

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