New scientific publication by the Mahseer Trust research team
Thanks to all the anglers that meticulously recorded their fishing effort and catches at Galibore between 1998 and 2012, we have been able to establish how mahseer stocks performed prior to the angling ban and while subject to catch and release angling pressure. The results confirm the value of angler catch data for monitoring these fishes and show how the former fisheries management practice in the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary resulted in elevated natural production and more fish.
A. Pinder, R Raghavan and R. Britton (2014) Efficacy of angler catch data as a population and conservation monitoring tool for the flagship Mahseer fishes (Tor spp.) of Southern India. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 25(6), 829-838.
Box plot of year versus catch per unit effort (CPUE) of: number of fish per angler per hour,
where the median, 25th and 75th percentile, and 10th and 90th percentile are displayed.
You can read the abstract here http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aqc.2543/abstract and the full article is available on request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org