MAHSEER FISH

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).