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Fish, Fisheries and Farmers in Nepal. ISBN 978-9937-8394-0-2

Fish-farming, using non-destructive organic methods is often referred as “integrated aquaculture" which provides a source of food and income for farmers in high mountains and lowland of Nepal, without endangering the fragile ecosystem of the Himalaya.This 140 page book is written with over 30 years of experience and fish-related research in Nepal by Dr. Ash Kumar Rai, Nepal's top fisheries expert. The book describes freshwater ecosystems, domestication of native fish, cold-water fish and aquaculture practices in Nepal. Appendices include cost-benefit analysis of rainbow trout farming in mountains and detailed propogation of rohu, mrigal, catla and common carps in Terai.