New paper on sustainability of small-scale fisheries in Western Ghats

Small, least conspicuous fish species are targeted through subsistence fisheries in many regions of the world, but little is known about their population dynamics or exploitation levels. In the Western Ghats of India, part of a global biodiversity hotspot and an exceptional region of freshwater fish diversity and endemism, several small species of loaches are.. read more →

Mahseer 2017 – Rajeev Raghavan delivers a talk on the ‘past, present and future of stocking in India’

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan delivered a talk entitled ‘Mahseers on the move: past, present and future of stocking in India at Mahseer 2017 – International Workshop on Mahseer Conservation held at Hotel International, Kochi, India on 5th of April 2017. A video of the talk can be accessed from https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=mahseer%20trust read more →

Mahseer 2017 – International Workshop on Mahseer Conservation

Rajeev Lab co-organized and hosted the Mahseer 2017 – International Workshop on Mahseer Conservation at Hotel International, Kochi, India on 5th and 6th April 2017. The Workshop brought together more than 60 mahseer and river conservation experts from India, Bhutan, Malaysia, Thailand, United Kingdom and Canada to discuss and build a roadmap for mahseer conservation. read more →

Mahseer Conservation Planning Workshop

The Rajeev Lab hosted mahseer experts from around South and South East Asia for a conservation planning workshop. The workshop was co-organized by the Bournemouth University (UK), Mahseer Trust (UK), Zoo Outreach Organization (ZOO), IUCN’s Conservation Breeding Specialist Group – South Asia and Freshwater Fish Specialist Group – South Asia, Lively Waters Initiative and the Kerala.. read more →

Capacity Building Workshop on Animal Taxonomy

PhD Student, Anoop VK participated in the Capacity Building Workshop on Animal Taxonomy held at the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala. The workshop sessions were led by Prof. Peter KL Ng of the National University of Singapore. read more →

Fieldwork in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Lab members, Unmesh Katwate and Anoop VK (PhD Students) and Eldho PS (Masters Student) carried out field work in the headwaters of the Periyar River inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve, home to some of the most unique freshwater fish fauna of the Western Ghats Hotspot. read more →

Mahseer 2017 – International Workshop on Mahseer Conservation

Bournemouth University (UK), Mahseer Trust (UK) and the School of Fisheries Resource Management & Harvest Technology, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (KUFOS), Kochi (India) are jointly organizing an International Workshop on Mahseer Conservation at Kochi from the 5th to 7th of April 2017. The first announcement and call for abstracts is now open!.. read more →

Identifying Pathways to better management of Brahmaputra Basin

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan delivered an invited talk on the ‘Status, challenges and conservation needs for freshwater biodiversity in the Brahmaputra basin’ at the International Dialogue on Identifying Pathways to better management of Brahmaputra Basin jointly organized by the International Rivers and the Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE) at Guwahati from 26th to 28th January.. read more →

Talk at the International Conference on the Conservation of Humpback Mahseer

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan delivered a talk entitled ‘Whats in a name? Are all mahseers the same?’ at the International Conference on Conservation of Humpbacked Mahseer at the Tata Power Station at Lonavla, Maharashtra on 12th January 2017 read more →

New paper in ‘Marine Policy’ on the marine aquarium trade in India

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan co authored a recent paper published in ‘Marine Policy’ that provides an overview of the status and dynamics of marine aquarium trade in India.   read more →