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Design Specifications and Operational Aspects of Lift Net of Wular Lake, Kashmir


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The design characteristics, construction aspects and operational techniques of the lift net were studied in Wular Lake of Kashmir. Lift net locally called as Khuri zal was one of the main gear operated in Wular Lake. PA multifilament was used for the construction of the net. The major catch from Wular Lake comprised of Cyprinus spp and Schizothorax spp. The fishing operations were carried out throughout the lakes, mainly near to the identified landing centres and fishing villages except the areas inundated by aquatic vegetation. Lift net was operated mainly in the morning hours. The catch on per day basis was 5 to 10kg and was sold in the local market and/or consumed within the family.

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Design Characteristics, Kashmir, Khuri Zal, Lift Net, Wular Lake.
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Nimat Syed
College of Fisheries, (Dr. B. S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli), Ratnagiri–415 629, India
Ashish Mohite
College of Fisheries, (Dr. B. S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli), Ratnagiri–415 629, India
Rahul Sadawarte
College of Fisheries, (Dr. B. S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli), Ratnagiri–415 629, India
Ajay Desai
College of Fisheries, (Dr. B. S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli), Ratnagiri–415 629, India

Abstract


The design characteristics, construction aspects and operational techniques of the lift net were studied in Wular Lake of Kashmir. Lift net locally called as Khuri zal was one of the main gear operated in Wular Lake. PA multifilament was used for the construction of the net. The major catch from Wular Lake comprised of Cyprinus spp and Schizothorax spp. The fishing operations were carried out throughout the lakes, mainly near to the identified landing centres and fishing villages except the areas inundated by aquatic vegetation. Lift net was operated mainly in the morning hours. The catch on per day basis was 5 to 10kg and was sold in the local market and/or consumed within the family.

Keywords


Design Characteristics, Kashmir, Khuri Zal, Lift Net, Wular Lake.