Credit: Deepak Bhusal (Nepal).
The photo shows a fish hatchery situated in Mirmi, Syangja of Nepal. This hatchery was established after the construction of Kali Gandaki Hygroelectric Project A’. A major purpose of this hatchery is to breed the indigenous fish inhabiting in and release to the reservoirs and its feeding river. Fish species like Tor putitora, Schizothorax progastus, Labeo dero, Neolissocheilus hexagonolepis are breed and stock regularly. The second photo belongs to Sahar (Tor putitora) which is one of the cold water native fish species that is spawned in Mirmi hatchery. The photo shows the fertilization process and mixing the milt of a male with femal’s spawn.