Conservation of the Nilgiri rainbow trout in India

Gopalakrishnan, A. and Lal, K.K. and Ponniah, A.G. (1999) Conservation of the Nilgiri rainbow trout in India. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 22(3), pp. 16-19.

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Rainbow trout is one of the important exotic species that is well established in the upland waters of India. This paper presents the historical background of its introduction and the present status of the fish in the streams of he Nilgiri peninsula of India. The rainbow trout inhabits natural reservoirs and streams of the region as a self-recruiting population. The growth rate is reported to be relatively low and conflicting views about its taxonomic status have been reported. Successful crossbreeding of the Nilgiri rainbow trout with trout stocks from the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has indicated the scope for utilizing cryopreserved milt as a mode of introducing new genetic material into the Nilgiri rainbow trout population. This paper outlines the requirement of ecological and genetic data to develop a strategy for management and reintroduction fresh stocks.

Item Type: Article
Title: Conservation of the Nilgiri rainbow trout in India
Personal Creator/Author:
Gopalakrishnan, A.
Lal, K.K.
Ponniah, A.G.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly
Volume: 22
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 16-19
Date: 1999
ISSN: 0116-290X
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Salmon fisheries; Resource conservation; India
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9212
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2012 08:30
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2012 08:30

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