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- Appropriate fish pass should be designed for a sustainable development of cold water fishery

- adequate attention should be given to the conservation of cold water fish to maintain their gene pool

- there should be a legal provision for discouraging illegal methods of fishing, such as the use of chemicals, dynamite, electrofishing and the use of small mesh-sized nets

- expansion of cold water aquaculture will help in reducing emigration of hill people and sustain livelihood of fisher communities

- development of sport fishery will enhance tourism and strengthen local and national income

- fish passage facilities should be incorporated in the hydroproject design at the earliest stage of planning

- provisions in the laws should be made to oblige power companies to pay for the most efficient mitigation measure and to prove its efficiency

- establishment of a regional cold water fish centre in Nepal would help in the conservation and development of cold water fishery in the Trans-Himalayan region.


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