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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 201-206
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.026


Study of Fish Diversity in Vaitarna River of Wada Taluka of Palghar District in Maharashtra, India
Snehal Subhash Donde1 and Akshay Laxman Patil2*
1Shree Halari Visa Oswal College of Commerce, India
2Environmental Study, Shree Halari Visa Oswal College of Commerce, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Study of biodiversity has become very essential for scientific data banking as unexpected abrupt climatic changes occurring regularly. This is mainly due to unchecked anthropogenic activities happening in the name of development. Riverine fishery is livelihood of many and also fish diversity of any region has great significance in environmental assessment of that region. The present research work was carried out to assess the fish diversity at Vaitarna River flowing in Wada Taluka region of Palghar district in Maharashtra. For the present study river water analysis of six villages and its fish diversity was accounted in context to the developments in the area such as industries, warehouses, etc. The finding of the study revealed that the quality of the river water is affected due to establishment of industries on the river bank and least attention of the authorities and non-adherence of the policies by the industries to compulsorily treat effluents. The fish fauna study unfolded the depleting conditions, as the survey conducted in the fish market and among fishermen community revealed disappearance of many species and deteriorating quality of existing species. Only four species were identified and among this Actinopterygii was a major class of fish observed. Overall study revealed that Fish diversity along this region was less in comparison to previous years. Study of this nature is important for restoration of water bodies and revival of fish diversity and improving livelihood of poor fisherman community in the rural region.


Keywords: Wada Taluka, Fish Diversity, Actinopterygii, Vaitarna River
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Snehal Subhash Donde and Akshay Laxman Patil. 2018. Study of Fish Diversity in Vaitarna River of Wada Taluka of Palghar District in Maharashtra, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 201-206. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.026