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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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Mahseer Trust publishes new paper on water security in India

Mahseer Trust publishes new paper on water security in India

One of the key challenges of conserving riverine fishes is ensuring adequate flows to support the ecological requirements of all species and life stages. Working with MT collaborator and ecosystem services expert Dr Mark Everard, MT Director of Research, Adrian Pinder, has just published a paper in Science of the Total Environment, which looks at the bigger picture of water security in the arid landscape of Rajasthan, India.

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Mahseer Trust Director of Research at the World Recreational Fishing Conference, Canada

Mahseer Trust Director of Research at the World Recreational Fishing Conference, Canada

Mahseer Trust Director of Research and International Relations, Adrian Pinder, has just returned from the eighth World Recreational Fishing Conference, where he presented current research on the effects of stocking on endemic mahseer populations and the performance of recreational fisheries in India. The conference attracted 396 delegates from 21 different countries to centralise recreational fishing expertise over a four day event

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