International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2018, Vol. 6, Issue 6, Part A
Traditional fishing by using trap of Acacia nilotica branches and Ipomoea carnea branches as periphytic substrate used as attractant in river Godavari near Nanded, MaharashtraAuthor(s):
Shivaji P Chavan and Yasmeen A ShaikhAbstract: Acacia nilotica
and Ipomoea carnea
plant branches are used as substrates to develop the periphyton in river ecosystem. The fish species like Tilapia mosambica
, Notopterus kapirat
, Cyprinus carpio
, Etroplus sp.
get attracted towards the substrates heap in water for easily available plenty of food as periphytes. After 6-8 days the substrate site is encircled by using floating gill net and the substrate branches are removed out from encircled area to river coast. Two fisherman enters into the gill net encircled area and operate the cast net for 3-4 times till ensures total fish catch. One fisherman operates 3-4 times such traps in same or different habitats to catch 8-12 kg of fish on each day from one trap earning 10,000-12,000 Rs/week. The fishing continues from late winter to onset of monsoon. It is first report on simple, cost effective, low fishing effort and highly successful fish trap made from local materials by the local fisherman.Pages: 01-04 | 611 Views 61 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Shivaji P Chavan, Yasmeen A Shaikh. Traditional fishing by using trap of Acacia nilotica branches and Ipomoea carnea branches as periphytic substrate used as attractant in river Godavari near Nanded, Maharashtra. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2018;6(6):01-04.