Reservoir fisheries development is one of the priorities of Govt. of India to increase the fish production, income and livelihood of fishers. Technology development and adoption of stock enhancement, culture based fisheries (CBF) and enclosure culture techniques like cage farming in tropical Indian reservoirs have resulted in a spurt in fish production and employment generation. The management strategies have been considerably innovated over the years for better fish yield. However, there exists a colossal gap between the present fish yield and potential. In this context, our book titled “Advances in Reservoir Fisheries Management” deals with means and ways to harness the untapped fisheries potential of vast reservoir resources in the country. This book will provide new dimensions on recent advances in various aspects of reservoir fisheries and 22 chapters covering diverse topics viz. strategies for fisheries enhancement, fish biodiversity conservation, biotic communities, ecosystem health, cage and pen culture technologies, nursery rearing of fish, species diversification, nutrition and feeding management in cages, fish health management, management of exotics, post-harvest management, and governance and institutional arrangements. The book will serve as a ready reckoner for fishery managers, fisheries officials, entrepreneurs, fishers, students, researchers, planners and policy makers for their better understanding with updated information and aid in reservoir fisheries development in India.
Dr. Uttam Kumar Sarkar Head, ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Kolkata Dr. U.K. Sarkar is currently working as Head, Reservoir and Wetland Fisheries Division, ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore and Principal Investigator, National Innovations for Climate Resilient Agriculture. He possesses more than 26 years of research experience in ICAR in the field of fisheries biology, production technology of reservoir and wetlands, climate change impact on inland fisheries, etc. Refined technologies of cage culture, pen culture and culture based fisheries and developed guidelines for cage culture in India and management of floodplain wetland fisheries. Commercialized pen design and CIFRI cagegrow low cost feed for promoting cage culture in reservoirs. Developed climate resilient fisheries adaptation techniques in the context of climate change. He has published above 150 research papers in peer reviewed international and national journals, with above 2200 citations and attained h-index 27 and i-10 index 51 and supervised 10 Ph.Ds and edited 5 books. Awarded Fellows of the Academy of Environmental Biology, Bioved Fellowship, Dr V.R. P. Sinha Medal 2013 of the Zoological Society of India (ZSI); Fellow of Inland Fisheries Society of India (FIFS) and Zoological Society of India (ZSI) and Best Scientist Awardee, ICAR-NBFGR. He has undergone specialized training in techniques of ecosystem and habitat modelling at Cornel University, New York, USA.
Dr. Basanta Kumar Das Director, ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Kolkata Dr. Basanta Kumar Das, currently the Director, ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute has pursued his Ph.D. in Aquaculture and Post Doc. in Molecular Immunology from Marine Lab, University of Aberdeen, Scotland and his subject of specialization is Aquaculture, Molecular Immunology, Fisheries, Nanotechnology and Fish Health. He is having 26 years of professional experience in disease diagnosis of fish, diversification of Inland cage, aquaculture practices and feed development. Dr. B. K. Das has developed Reservoir Fisheries Database and Fish Disease Advisory App in Inland Fisheries and also commercialized four technologies. He has authored 200 research papers, with more than 4000 citations, 30 books and numerous other souvenirs, book chapters and popular articles. He is the recipient of more than 10 awards/honours, such as Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Award for Best Indian Fisheries Scientist, Krushakbandhu and Krushaka-Ratna by Krushaka Samaj, Eminent Zoologist of the year Award from Zoological Society of India, Bodhgaya Fellow of International Society Environmental Protection (ISEP), Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), DBT Overseas Associateship, Lal Bahadur Shastri Young Scientist Award (ICAR), Dr. Hiralal Chaudhuri Annual Awards and a Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) and Member of Executive Committee, ISCA (2020-2021) as well. He has also initiated projects on Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR) in Fisheries, Ranching of Hilsa above Farakka Barrage and Fisheries Development in Kothia Maun of Bihar.