The population of the golden mahseer, is declining in rivers of Himachal Pradesh, prompting the fisheries department to begin an artificial propagation programme for its rehabilitation and conservation.

About Mahseer

  • Longest-living freshwater fish,

  • Native to mountain and sub-mountain regions.

  • Belongs to the genus Tor.

  • Purely carnivorous

  • Also known as the tiger of Indian rivers,

  • Hunted for sport and food

  • Declared endangered by the International Union of Conservation of Natural Resources (IUCN).