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Treatise on Mahseer Fishes

Anjam Hussain Barbhuiya (Author) Devashish Kar (Author)

Fish has been a source of protein and nourishment for its consumers and a significant source of earning rich revenue for many nations in the world and is being one of the staple food items of the people of Third World Countries and a potential source of earning livelihood for millions of people.

The present publication deals with Mahseer Fishes, which form an important group of game and food fish in India. Several species of Mahseers inhabit different rivers throughout India, Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka etc. This book provides a detailed account of the Mahseer which will be useful to the students and researchers who need up to date reviews of topics and decision makers who need to appreciate the scientific background for management and conservation of aquatic ecosystems.

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About the author

Devashish Kar

Dr. Devashish Kar is Professor, Dept. of Life Science, Assam University, Silchar. He is one of the pioneer researchers in the Barak valley region of Assam in the field of Wetlands, Rivers, Fisheries and Aquaculture. After graduating from G.C. College, Silchar, he had completed his Master’s Programme from University of Gauhati with specialization in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture. He was awarded Ph.D. by the University of Gauhati for his outstanding work in the ‘Beel’ (wetlands) fishery of Assam. Dr. Kar had been awarded with the prestigious Biotechnology National Associateship (BNA) by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India (GOI), for his pioneering researches in the field of Fish Disease Research. As Convener, Dr. Kar has organized a number of National Symposia and Workshops, in the field of Wetlands, Fisheries and Aquaculture including Ornamental Fishes, in collaboration with DBT, DST, CSIR, ICAR, MOEF, UGC, and MPEDA. Dr. Kar has presented papers and chaired scientific sessions in a large number of National and International Symposia, both in India and Abroad. He also has publications in many National and International journals.

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Title Treatise on Mahseer Fishes
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2013
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789382007173
length vii+294p.