Knowledge Exchange Series- Webinar on “Fish Stock Assessment and Management Challenges”

01 September 2023

A Knowledge Exchange Series on Aquatic Resources Management has been initiated by the Indo-German Project ‘Protection and Sustainable Management of Aquatic Resources in the North-Eastern Himalayan Region of India’ (NERAQ). The Knowledge Exchange Series on Aquatic Resources Management is aimed to give broad overviews and the latest updates on technical advancements on the subject, share information, learning, and perspectives on areas and topics of interest relevant to the Northeast region. Eminent speakers will be invited for the sessions on their subjects of expertise.

Participants learn and exchange with these experienced resource persons on different topics around the freshwater resources sector. It is envisaged that aquatic biodiversity conservation community of Northeast India and beyond will continue to exchange information, ground experiences, traditional wisdom as well as research findings even after the exit of the NERAQ project.

The first Knowledge Exchange Session was conduced on 01 September on “Fish Stock Assessment and Management Challenges” and guest speakers were Dr. Uwe Brämick, Director, Institute of Inland Fisheries (IfB), Potsdam and Dr Lalit Sharma, Scientist-D & Head, Wildlife & GIS Section, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata and moderated by Mr Hrishikesh Choudhury, Assistant Professor of Zoology, Gauhati University, Assam. This episode was technically oriented to address principles and challenges related to the assessment and management of fish stocks. It began with an introduction to the characteristics of fish communities in relation to the natural characteristics of inland waters and human impact, followed by some basic aspects of sampling fish populations. strategies for the selection of methods and equipment as well as possibilities and necessities for their standardisation. As an example, an approach used in Europe and the monitoring concept followed by ZSI in India were explained. Finally, challenges in using monitoring data to assess fish stocks were discussed and some basic parameters for understanding stock changes and yield potential were highlighted.

September 1, 2023


Contact Person
Usha Dewani Das