International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

Volume 1, Issue 5, 2014


Prawn catching methods in Ramanpad reservoir of Mahabubnagar district, A.P, India


Author(s): B. Laxmappa, K. Satya Parameshwar, B. Sreenivas Reddy

Abstract: Fresh water prawn culture and catching methods of Ramanpad reservoir was investigated in the year 2013.Documentation of crafts and gears regarding prawn harvesting in reservoirs of India is scanty. This paper is an attempt to record the prawn fishery related indigenous technological knowledge in terms of prawn catching craft and gear used in a Ramanpad reservoir in the Mahabubnagar district in Andhra Pradesh(A.P).  As many as 2 different types of crafts and 3 different gears were encountered during the summer survey of the reservoir which is the ideal time for prawn harvesting. The craft were coracle and thermocol raft. The chief gear used in prawn catching was a box trap besides gill net and cast net.

Fig: View of the Ramanpad reservoir

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