Enhancing fishery productivity in small reservoir in India: technical manual uri icon


  • This document is part of a series of 5 technical manuals produced by the Challenge Program Project CP34 â??Improved fisheries productivity and management in tropical reservoirsâ?�. Inland capture fisheries in India have declined in recent years, leaving thousands of fishers to sink deeper into poverty. Freshwater aquaculture in small water bodies like ponds now contributes 80% of the country's inland fish production. This manual outlines the use of small reservoir for freshwater aquacultureas a means of providing rural areas with food and livelihoods and protecting aquatic ecosystems, in particular by facilitating the conservation of indigenous fish species

publication date

  • 2009