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Traditional fishing crafts and gears of Madhya Pradesh, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1ICAR- Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata, WB, India
  • 2Department of Applied Science and Humanities, Invertis University, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 3ICAR- Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata, WB, India
  • 4ICAR- Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata, WB, India
  • 5ICAR- Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata, WB, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 8, Issue (3), Pages 29-36, March,10 (2019)


Fishing is an age old practice carried out since time immemorial. The crafts and gears in use in different parts of India are mostly primitive, low-cost and non-mechanized. A wide range of fishing crafts and gears to catch fish has been evolved by the fishers of Madhya Pradesh which have contributed a lot to the total fish production and economy of the local population. Information so far available on this field is scattered and very precisely scanty. With this view, the present work was aimed to document the traditional fishing crafts and gears which are in use in Madhya Pradesh. In total eight types of crafts and ten types of gears have been documented during the study period.


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