Tourism and aquaculture in Phewa Lake (Nepal)

Credit: Bishnu khanal (Nepal)

The photo shows some boats in Phewa Lake or Fewa Lake. This freshwater lake is the second largest lake in Nepal. The lake is located in the south of the Pokhara Valley.

The lake is famous for the reflection of mount Machhapuchhre and other mountain peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges on its surface. Also, the Taal Barahi Temple is situated on an island in the lake and could be reached by small boats. The north shore of the lake has developed into a tourist district, commonly called Lake-Side.

There are some commercial fish cages which exist in a part of the lake that are used to grow carps such as Chinese carps (grass, silver and bighead carps), and rohu. Cage culture in the lake was started in 1972 with the technical assistance from Japanese volunteers. The average productivity of cages is about 7 kg/m3 under no use of artificial feed.

Nepal (Tourism and aquaculture in Lake Phewa)




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