The Future of the Cauvery Mahseer

WASI submitted this report to the Karnataka Forest Dept. and the Fisheries Dept. after the fieldwork done at Galibore in 2015. This was followed up by a presentation to the PCCF and his team, where WASI’s office bearers and Dr. AJT Jonsingh were present.

We are pleased to inform our members that over 1 lakh fingerlings of native species procured from the fisheries department, were released in our lease areas. In addition, 25,000 fingerlings of Murrel were procured and released as well.

WASI has undertaken a search for the endemic Humpback Mahseer (Orange fin) along with renowned experts like Dr. AJT Johnsingh and Dr. Rajeev Raghavan. Permission has been obtained from the Tamilnadu forest department to carry out this research in relatively undisturbed waters.