Mountain Fisheries in Developing Countries

T. Petr
FAO Consultant
Toowoomba, Queensland

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The background photo by T. Petr shows a trout river in Kashmir, India. The inserted small photo by S. Thapa (adapted from J. Shrestha’s book "Fishes, fishing implements and methods of Nepal") shows a fisher using paso, a special method used in the Trishuli River, Nepal. The cover was designed by G. Marmulla and G. Ellis.

Rome, 2003

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Preparation of this document



1. Introduction

2. FAO fisheries activities in mountainous regions

3. Importance of fisheries in mountain countries of the world

3.1 Asia
3.2 Latin America
3.3 Africa south of the Sahara
3.4 The South Pacific

4. Final considerations

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