Artificial Breeding of Mahseer (A Success Story)

Mahseer is a important game fish of semi cold water areas of Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Malaysia. Critically endangered and included in the list of IUCN. The department launched a development scheme for artficial breeding of this endangered fish in 2001-04 at Nursery Unit Hattian Attock. The fish was artificially breed with great success fisrt time in south asia and get admiration nationally and internationally.

  • Success in artificial breeding was appreciated at national as well as international level.
  • Fingerlings stocked in various natural semi cold water bodies of the Punjab.
  • Research papers represented at national and international level.
  • Fish seed demand received from Malaysia.
  • About hundred thousand fingerlings stocked in semi cold waters.
  • Endangered mahseer saved for future generations.

Paper Presented

  • National Symposium on Mahseer Fisheries at Government College University, Lahore (25-26 April 2005).
  • International Symposium on the Mahseer at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (29-30 March 2006), Director General Fisheries Chaired the First Technical Session.