Old styles of conservation of the fish species

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hilltrekker
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Old styles of conservation of the fish species

In North India, I have come across some water spots generally known as "MACHHIAL" where it is a tradition not to kill fish or do fishing in anyway and it is coming since ancient times, there the fish are considered sacred. Perhaps this is a kind of scientific conservation of the species in ancient times.

Arvind Singh Pundir
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hilltrekker wrote:

hilltrekker wrote:

In North India, I have come across some water spots generally known as "MACHHIAL" where it is a tradition not to kill fish or do fishing in anyway and it is coming since ancient times, there the fish are considered sacred. Perhaps this is a kind of scientific conservation of the species in ancient times.

Its really great that the tradition has survived from ancient times till now , may be the place you are mentioning is still untouched  by the urbanisation and people there are more sacred about there  ancestors as at times now you dont find such self-controls and traditions of course it good for conservation but it can also lead to overpopulation which will ultimately lead to fight for survival of the fittest............

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No, the problem of

No, the problem of overpopulation will not be observed because it is not a confined water spot but a runinng small river where a spot is being used as this tradition, some of the stuff can always move out. The place has urbanised a lot but I am thankful to local people who have still maitained it.