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In Search of Native Fishes
  • Countries

    India and Bangladesh

  • Format


  • Duration in Minutes


  • Languages English
  • Address

    SAFE, P-32, Panchasayar , Jadavpur Housing Cooperative Society Near Peerless Hospital (E.M.Bypass) Kolkata:700094 Ph: 91 033 24329699 Email: Website:

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  • Keyword(s)

    Wetlands,West Bengal,Sundarbans,Spawning period,Small indigenous species,Sea level rise,Ponds,Overfishing,Natural disasters,Low value species,Livelihood,India,Freshwater fisheries,Food security,Fishworker cooperatives,Fishing methods,Fishing effort,Fishing communities,Fishermen,Cyclones,Community based management,Coastal erosion,Climate change

  • Description
  • This documentary, shot in West Bengal in the past, examines the loss of native fishes. The researchers in the film, go looking for the local fished such as of Koi, Sol and Marolla and find out that they have almost vanished from the waters. They encounter newer fishes like Silver Carp and Nirotica. Even the consumers seem to want the native fishes back – they are bored with the loss in varieties. Bengal’s wetlands used to have more than 50 varieties of endemic fish species. Where did they go? Who took their place? And what else did they take with them?
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