FISH AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT STATUS OF ITIADOH RESERVOIR, MAHARASHTRA STATEJitesh V. Keshave1, Ananthan P.S. and Asha Landge
A reservoir fishery has been identified as one of the engines of future growth in India. Since literature on effective governance, institutional framework and sustainable management practices of Indian reservoirs were scanty; the present study documented the fisheries and management status of Itiadoh Reservoir. IMC were dominating the fishery followed by exotic carps, catfishes, snakeheads, tilapia and spiny eels. Annual fish production during 2011-12 (Study period) was 95,412.5 kg and the productivity was 18.4 kg /ha/yr. Gill net was the only gear employed to exploit fishery of reservoir. It was observed that banned season does not exist in Itiadoh reservoir. Reservoir produce was mainly marketed through Vidarbha Vibhagiya Machhimar Sangh Limited, Gondia a Department of Fisheries affiliated marketing agency in the region. The reservoir needs immediate attention for development of fisheries in a scientific and sustainable manner to augment the fish production.
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