International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

Volume 2, Issue 1, 2014


Augmentation of fish and prawn production from Koilsagar reservoir of Mahabubnagar: A success story


Author(s): B. Laxmappa, S. Jithender Kumar Naik, S. Vamshi

Abstract: Koilsagar is the first reservoir in Mahabubnagar district and was taken up in early 1949 and was completed by the end of December 1955.  It is a beautiful project and was constructed in a picturesque location between two mountains across the Peddavagu stream which is tributary of Krishna River in Mahabubnagar district. The Water Spread Area at FRL of the reservoir is 1036 ha. Five villages are existing in the vicinity of the reservoir and organized the Fishermen Cooperative Society in the name of Koilsagar reservoir during the year 1977 by the Fisheries Department and started regular fishing in the reservoir. For the welfare of local fishermen, licensing system introduced in the Koilsagar reservoir by the state Fisheries Department during the year 1990. In order to increase the fish production of the reservoir, the state Fisheries Department has also started to  stock fish seed of major carps once in a couple of years. Then the reservoir fishermen started to stock carps fingerlings regularly and the production started to increase further rapidly. The fishermen were also aware on Scampi culture in the reservoir and getting good yields every year.

Fig: Koilsagar Reservoir.

Fig: Koilsagar Reservoir.

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