In all the developing countries, the vast natural resource have great potentials for the production of fish. Natural water resource are categorized on the basis of altitude, temperature and salinity. The different fish species have adopted as per water ecosystem. Out of identified about 22000 fish species, only 10% belongs to freshwater. Only 107 species have been found suitable as culturable. Hence, major chunk of fish are not cultured by man but used by him as food or other uses. It is therefore, the natural fisheries is very important for human being and proper management and legislation are needed to have the sustainable production. The text of the book is written in simple language so as understandable by scientists, extension workers, students and farmers. References and literature for further reading have been given in the end.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Fishery policy 3. Fishery legislation 4. Riverine and reservoir fisheries 5. Water pollution 6. Fish population 7. Cold water fisheries 8. Fish exploitation and marketing 19. Fish genetics and biotechnology 10. Fish processing fish and products 11. Sport fisheries 12. Fisheries information technology 13. Fisheries extension 14. Fisheries education and research
Satish Chander Agarwal, Adviser, Government of India