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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 3, Part B

Present status and future prospectives of freshwater fisheries in Nepal: A short overview


Author(s): Shyam Narayan Labh, Babita Labh Kayastha, Shubha Ratna Shakya, Madan P Kushwaha, Sunil Ram Vaidya, Prabha Chitrakar and Khuma S Dhital

Abstract: Third National Fish Festival-2073 organized by Nepal Fish Traders' Association has commenced at Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu on November 24, 2016. The Festival was inaugurated by Radhika Tamang, State Minister for Agriculture. Inaugurating the festival, Tamang assured of improving the policies and problems associated by fisheries business consecutively. Carp fishes are the major species and uncontrolled unmanaged capture fisheries dominants over systematic aquaculture. The festival started with a slogan "Swadesi Macha Khawoun, Swastha Rahaun" (Eat Domestic Fish, Stay Healthy) saw a significant number of visitors on its first day. The five day festival has a total of 60 stalls showcasing fish, fish foods, medicines and equipments for fish farming. Aquaculture is currently the fastest growing food production systems globally. It remains a vibrant and important production sector for high-protein food. Freshwater fisheries in Nepal are mostly dominated by catch up fisheries of indigenous fish species available in rivers, lakes and paddy fields but exotic and sophisticated species been also introduced in small scales.

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Shyam Narayan Labh, Babita Labh Kayastha, Shubha Ratna Shakya, Madan P Kushwaha, Sunil Ram Vaidya, Prabha Chitrakar, Khuma S Dhital. Present status and future prospectives of freshwater fisheries in Nepal: A short overview. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2017;5(3):95-97.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies