FISH CATCHING IN THE HIMALAYAN WATERS OF NEPAL: A STUDY OF INTERACTION OF MAN AND FISH IN THE HIMALAYAN WATERS.

Shrestha (Tej Kumar).

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ND (199?) 1st edition. 8vo paperback (141 x 213mm). Ppxviii,247. Colour & b/w photographs, illustrations, maps, bibliography. Slightly bumped else very good. "Potentially, the fishery resource of Nepal are of a very high order, but the present level of exploitation is far from optimum, mainly due to inadequacies of the existing fishing methods and gears. There is, therefore, a vast scope for enhancing the utilization of our fishery resources through the improvement of the age-old traditional fishing methods and gears." Chapters include: Natural history of fishing - fish and fisheries in Nepal, water in the hydrosystem, river zones of Nepal and hydrobiological nature, living water interfaces of Himalaya, fishing interlude in Nepal, fish stocks and composition in wild and scenic river of Nepal, impact of changing environment and human attitude on fish, migratory game fishes of Nepal, local migratory fishes of Nepal, resident fishes of Nepal, conserving fish habitat of Nepal a futuristic vision, fishery regulation and control and their bio-economic evaluation, fishing as infusion of science and art, underwater fishing with Gurkha khukari at night, looping [snaring] fish in Himalayan waters, fish catching methods of Nepal; Traditional bio-engineering of fishing devices; Fishing with simple gears and crude weapons; Fishing with rodline; Fishing with earthworm garland by splashing and whistling, angling with batteries of drifting hooks, angling in open water with hooks; Fishing with netting devices - hand cast net, rigid push net, flexible lift nets, gill netting, drift netting, under-water fishing with flexible het, aerial fish traps; Fishing with traps and basketry - fish traps, fish scratcher, fish platforms, fish basketry, fish scaring and frightening devices; Fishing with barriers and bush traps - fish barriers and traps, bush hide-out, cross-river bush barrier, barrier-cum-fence; Fishing by diverting water mass - diverting water mass for fishing, stone shelter for catching over wintering hill-stream fish; Recreation fishing with boats, rafts and canoes - fishing boats and boat traps, fishing with open wale catch boat, traditional fishing technology in relevance to Nepal, fishing cycles in Nepal with reference to hydrobiological cycles; Fishermen of Nepal - life style of fisher folks of Nepal, fishing versus agriculture in Nepal, factors governing fishing, way of life, fishing organization and ritual factor, conserving fish and aquatic wildlife by reducing by-catch fisheries, biodiversity of fishes of Nepal, bibliography. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publisher: Published by the author. Kathmandu.

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