Welcome to the Mahseer Trust website

The Mahseer Trust is a UK Registered Charity, set up to conserve mahseer as flagship species, to draw awareness and greater environmental stewardship to rivers. The Trust operates throughout the mahseer range countries of south and south-east Asia and works with a broad range of international stakeholders across multiple initiatives. FIND OUT MORE

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Make mahseer pay

Make mahseer pay

Ecotourism has long been identified as a route to secure local buy-in to a conservation ethos. In the main, this has meant using catch-and-release angling as the specific money spinner. However, a different approach has been in play for the last 10 or more years in the wilds of Borneo; or just outside the small hill town of Ranau, at any rate.

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Garo Hills fish kills

Garo Hills fish kills

Shocking photos of a devastating mahseer harvest from the beautiful Garo Hills of Meghalaya state in the far northeast of India gave rise to anger among both locals and the angling community on social media recently. While there is no absolute confirmation of the method of killing the huge numbers of Tor putitora and Neolissochilus hexagonolepis, the source of the photos suggested that either dynamite or poison was used to deliver the fish to waiting nets.

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MT helping schoolkids learn the importance of natural river processes

MT helping schoolkids learn the importance of natural river processes

As part of #kaverimission, Mahseer Trust Officer for Education and Outreach – Steve Lockett, Trustee (India Regional Lead) – Derek D’Souza and volunteer – Claire Pinder have been engaging with young people in a variety of locations, demonstrating the importance of natural river processes using our interactive Emriver modelling table.

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Institute of Fisheries Management
Terence Disdale Design
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The Himalayan Outback
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