Fisheries | VOL. 13, ISSUE 77 March-April 2013 |

Coldwater Fish

The upland reaches of India are bestowed with vast and varied water resources and rich piscine diversity—258 species belonging to 21 families and 76 genera. Out of these, more than 255 species are recorded from North East Himalayas, 302 from the West and Central Himalayas and 91 from the Deccan plateau. These resources are under constant pressure from various anthropogenic stresses and incremental changes in climatic conditions would be detrimental for the rich fish germplasm resources and fishery. The Himalaya...

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