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Protecting the Golden Mahseer

June 16, 2013 By: Erin Block

India’s “water tiger,” the golden mahseer, is under threat due to netting, poaching, and river diversion for irrigation. Yet their power and fight are making them prized as a sportfish, writes Ananda Banerjee on Live Mint, and the promotion of eco-tourism and catch-and-release angling camps are bringing much-needed attention to dwindling populations and ecosystem restoration.