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A Preliminary Study on Fishing Craft and Gears in Dhaura Reservoir, Uttarakhand, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Zoology, Govt. P.G. College, Ramnagar (Nainital) -244715, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 2, Issue (8), Pages 76-78, August,10 (2013)


The present investigation deals with the various fishing craft and gears adopted for fishery purpose in Dhaura reservoir. The study of fishing craft and gears of Dhaura reservoir was conducted for one year from February 2012 to January 2013. During the present investigation one craft and four different kinds of gears were observed in the reservoir. The Craft was a wooden boat while the gears were Gill net, Cast net, Scoop net and Hook and Line. The detailed investigation is documented in the current research paper.


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