Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Fishery status of upper Morna reservoir, Medshi (M. S.)
Author(s): Tayade SN, Dabhade DS, Khade RN
Abstract: Fish samples from Upper Morna Reservoir of Medshi were collected from Aug. 2009 to Jan. 2010. The data on fish harvest of two consecutive years was obtained from Shree Ganesh Machchhimar Co-operative Society Limited Medshi. Reg. No. 369. The average fish production of the reservoir was 432.73 kg/hectare/year. In the present investigation six culturable species i.e. Catla catla, Labeo rohita, Cirrhina mrigala and Ctenopharyngodon idella, Hypophthalmichthys molitrix and Cyprinus corpio, seven predatory fishes i.e. Wallago attu, Mastocembalus armatus, Mystus seenghala, Ophiocephalus gachua, Ophiocephalus striatus, Ompok bimaculatus, and Notopterus chitala and six weed species i.e. Tilapia mossambica, Puntius sophore, Cirrhinus reba, Rasbora rasbora, Rasbora doniconius and Parambassis ranga were recorded. The reservoir was found to be more productive as compared to the national average fish production from the reservoirs which is 29.7 kg/hector.