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Inland Fisheries

V B Sakhare (Author)

India has made phenomenal progress in inland fisheries sector, Major inland fisheries resources of country comprise 1) capture fisheries of rivers lakes and estuaries. 2) culture fisheries of the ponds and tanks and 3) capture-cum-culture fisheries of reservoirs and oxbow lakes. According to various reports, 80-85 per cent of our total inland fish production comes from capture fisheries resources. Development of inland fisheries as a means to increase the availability of protein us food for the masses and to create employment opportunities for a wide section of our society has long been recognized. The last fifty years have witnessed concerted efforts by the central and state governments to increase productivity from inland water bodies, mainly through the development of a number of scientific management norms for different aquatic biotopes. The indigenous technologies developed at various research and development organizations have played a vital role in ushering in the fish boom in the country.

The book entitled Inland Fisheries has been written with the intention to meet the needs of fisheries graduate as well as post graduate students. This book is also a very important document for the fisheries scientists and professionals engaged in inland fisheries research. The book is divided in thirty chapters. The language of the book is simple and lucid. The subject matter has been explained with the help of finely drawn simple and well labeled diagrams. Wherever necessary tables have been given for clear understanding of the subject.

Contents: Preface. 1. Riverine fisheries. 2. Reservoir fisheries. 3. Estuarine fisheries. 4. Fisheries of lakes. 5. Mahseer fishery. 6. Trout culture. 7. culture of air breathing fishes. 8. Cage culture. 9. Pen culture. 10. Paddy cum fish culture. 11. Fish-cum-duck farming. 12. Role of plankton in fisheries. 13. Food and feeding habits of fishes. 14. Management of fish farms. 15. Aquatic weeds and their control. 16. Fish predators and their control. 17. Cultivable fishes. 18. Induced breeding. 19. Hatcheries and their operation. 20. Role of soil and water quality in fish culture. 21. Gears and crafts used in fisheries. 22. Fish disease and their control. 23. Sewage fed fish culture. 24. Larvivorous fishes. 25. Aquariculture. 26. Freshwater pearl culture. 27. Sex manipulation techniques. 28. Cryopreservation of gametes and embryos. 29. Transgenic fishes. 30. Techniques in fishery science. Index.

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About the author

V B Sakhare

Dr. Vishwas Balasaheb Sakhare is presently working as a Lecturer in the department if Zoology, Yogeshwari College, Ambajogai (Maharashtra). He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University and Post Graduate course in Inland Fisheries development and Administration form Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Kolkata. Besides teaching, he has been engaged in active research. He has done significant work on reservoir fisheries management and limnology and has published 19 research papers in national and international journals, apart from this, over 20 popular articles in science magazines and newspapers. Dr. Sakhare is also an active member of several scientific societies. In recognition of his contributions to limnology, he has been appointed as an Associate editor of 'Hydrosphere', a newsletter of Indian Association editor of 'Sarovar', a newsletter of South Asia Network on Lakes and reservoirs (SASNETL and R). He is a vice-president of Society for Prevention Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Osmanabad district and also the secretary of Pragati Samagik Vikas Sanstha, a NGO mainly working on environmental issues. He is well known fisheries consultant providing technical guidance to several fisheries co-operative societies engaged in reservoir fishing. He has participated in many symposia and workshops. Dr. Sakhare is also a recognized Post Graduate teacher of Dr. Blasaheb Ambedkar marathwada University. IAAB has bestowed fellowship and a gold medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution towards the advancement of aquatic biology in particular and ecology and environment in general.

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Title Inland Fisheries
Author V B Sakhare
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.09.2018
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 9788170357773
length viii+326p., Illustrations; 23cm.