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    Mahseer ‘could become extinct’

    by  • July 12, 2015 • Uncategorized

    The giant mahseer of India’s river Cauvery could become extinct within a generation. Pollution, hydropower projects and blue-finned mahseer, which are not native to the river but were introduced to improve fishing, are all factors sending the population of the orange-finned or humpbacked mahseer to dangerously low levels. Introducing non-native mahseer to boost stocks...

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