Fishery and its Management of Sugaon Lake of East Champaran District of Bihar, India
Kumari Priyanka1, Neha Raj2 and Safal Kumar Mishra1*
1Department of Zoology, B. R. A. Bihar University, India
2Department of Zoology, P. K. University, India
*Corresponding Author: Safal Kumar Mishra, Department of Zoology, B. R. A. Bihar University, India.
August 27, 2021; Published: September 23, 2021
A remarkable physical feature of East Champaran district of Bihar is a chain of lakes, running through the centre of the district. These lakes of which the largest one at Chaknaha, Piprapakri, Bakaya, Kararia, Motijheel, Turkaulia, Sugaon, Phulwari, Sirsa, Chilraon, etc., evidently mark an old bed of the river Great Gandak. Lakes are of natural origin and because of their magnitude as well as production potential occupy important position in Indian inland fisheries. There is a high rate of primary production in the lakes of plains which suggests that if scientifically managed, the fish production can be augmented to a greater extent.
Ichthyologically the condition of Sugaon lake has been deteriorating under the impact of anthropogenic pressure, global warming and fast pace of development and if proper conservative measures are not taken the lake is likely to further deteriorate.
Keywords: Fishery; Management; Sugaon Lake; East Champaran; Bihar
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