Don Smith wrote:
Since there is a growing concern among members for the survival of the mahseer would it be possible with the help of Bops to get together a core group to ascertain the causes of the decline in numbers of the fish, particularly 50lbs and above and evolve a solution to the problem.
I would like to add my 2 cents here:
Unless they are regularly introducing fingerlings into the Cauvery and you are experiencing what you have stated above, they there is a problem.
However, if there is no introduction of fingerlings and you are experiencing this. It is a very good thing, especially if you guys are catching a lot of small Mahseer. If it were the other way round, believe it or not it would mean you have a serious problem on your hands. As crazy as this may sound it is correct.
This is an accepted trend of thought and any respected fisheries expert should tell you the same thing.