Using Radio Telemetry to Develop a Conservation Strategy for the Golden Mahseer

November 19, 2020

The Golden Mahseer (Tor putitora) is an endangered species of cyprinid fish that is found in rapid streams, riverine pools, and lakes in the Himalayan region. The Golden Mahseer faces several survival challenges, such as the construction of hydropower projects, illegal fishing, and climate change. Conservation eorts for this species, however, have been hampered by a lack of information on its basic life history. Telemetry is a technique in which radio transmitters are surgically inserted into the fish and their movement is tracked using receivers placed on the riverbanks.

This webinar will explain the science, objectives, and expected outcomes of fish telemetry and provide a brief description of successful telemetry projects, for instance in Bhutan. An overview of the planned telemetry project on the Poonch River to track the migration of fish species, after the construction of the Gulpur dam, will also be provided.


About the Presenters:

Julie Claussen

Director of Operations
Fisheries Conservation Foundation

Dr. David P. Philipp

Chair, Board of Directors
Fisheries Conservation Foundation
Principal Scientist Emeritus, Natural History Survey
University of Illinois.


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