Mahseer

Saving the big fish

Print edition : April 14, 2017

The mahseer caught for stripping, which involves a firm but gentle palpation of the body to press out either the white "milk", which is milt or semen, or a golden ooze, which consists of eggs. Photo: Tata Power

The mahseer conservation facility at Lonavala. Photo: Tata Power

Mahseer fry and fingerlings are sent to different State governments and angling associations. Photo: Tata Power

Mahseer fry. Photo: Tata Power

The mahseer in a net before stripping. Photo: Tata Power

A successful conservation project in Lonavala near Pune offers hope to the endangered mahseer.
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