2017, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part DECEMBER
Study on threatened category of freshwater fish availability in the fish market at Burdwan, West-Bengal with special reference to their conservation status
Author(s): Shibam Saha, S. Behera, Abhrajyoti Mandal and Priyanka Patra
Abstract: The present study was carried out to make a market-based survey to assess the threatened category of freshwater fish available in the selected fish market of Burdwan district, West Bengal. Three markets namely Parulia fish market, Teleniopara fish market and Purbasthali fish market of Burdwan were surveyed for a period of six months from February-July, 2017. A total of 37 freshwater fish species were recorded during the survey period from the three markets. According to National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources diversity criteria, it has been observed that among these fishes, 54% species was the least concern, 16% species was not evaluated, 11% species were vulnerable, 13% species was near threatened, 3% species as endangered and 3% species was data deficient category. The main aim of this study is to build local awareness among the people that will help in the conservation of this threatened category fishes and may regenerate the species in the natural environment.