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Abstract

Fisheries and management status of Doyang Reservoir, Nagaland, north-east India.

Abstract

The present study was conducted to assess the fisheries and management status of Doyang Reservoir, Nagaland during May 2009-April 2010. Carps dominated the reservoir fishery followed by catfishes, loaches, mahseers, snakeheads and spiny eels. Majority of fish species found in the reservoir have high ornamental and food value. The reservoir is usually stocked with fingerlings of Indian major carps and exotic carps. Annual fish production during the study period was 2,07,256 kg and the productivity of the reservoir was estimated as 79.53 kg ha-1 yr-1. Gillnet accounted for 80% of the total catch. Bulk of the fish catch was from Luxio landing centre and marketed from Wokha and Assam. Addressing the immediate needs and adoption of better management practices could augment the present fish production.