Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Supplement Issue, Dec. 2014; Page No.(45-47)

FISHING GEARS OPERATED ALONG THE WULAR LAKE, JAMMU & KASHMIR, INDIA

Shabir Ahmad Dar, A.Y. Desai, Ashfaq M. Rather, A.N. Sayani1, Ejaz R. Parmar, Shabana Arjamand and A. Chesti

Abstract

Fishing gears have under-gone significant changes and at present the methods of fishing involved are effective and highly technical. Usually the methods in use at a particular place depend on the type of fish caught, nature diversity of fishing gears are operated along the Wular lake. The present study was carried out from June, 2011 to December, 2011 to assess the fishing gears operated along the Wular lake Jammu and Kashmir. Several types of fishing gears are traditionally used in Wular lake for fish harvesting, the main being Cast nets, bag nets (Khurijal), dip nets, multiple head spears (Panzri), long lines (Wal raz) single / double pronged spear (Narchoo), and gill nets. Cast net as a major fishing gear operated by Wular fishermen, to catch the fish.

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