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Inland fisheries resources and the current status of aquaculture in Raichur district and Karnataka state, India

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Managerial & operational
Fisheries & Aquaculture
Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, UK.

This is one of a series of 10 working papers produced as the first stage of a project to investigate the potential for integration of aquaculture into small-scale, farmer-managed irrigation systems in arid and semi-arid regions of India and Sri Lanka. This part of the project focused on Karnataka State, India, and the papers were produced as a resource for a stakeholder workshop, held in Coimbatore, 19-20 November, 1998.

In this paper, the water resources currently used for fish production in Karnataka are outlined and inland fisheries production is described, both at state level and for Raichur District. The seed production and rearing facilities for the state and the district are outlined and the fish species used for commercial production detailed.