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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(2): 343-352       |                 Available online, April 25, 2018

Trout culture in Himachal Pradesh: Problems and Prospects


Thakur Pushpa 1, Gupta Pankaj 2* and Sharma Vijay Kumar 3


1 Research Officer, Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies, Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla-171005 Email:

*2Corresponding Author, Sr. Research Officer, Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies, Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla-171005 Email:

3 Project Officer, Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies, Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla-171005 Email: 

Received : 16.01.2018  |    Revised :  09.03.2018     |    Accepted : 29.03.2018   |   Published : 25.04.2018

Evolution of cold water fisheries particularly the Trout culture through regular stocking of indigenous fish in the mountain water sources, especially in Himachal is one way which has been followed by the state government. Himachal Pradesh has huge prospects for trout farming particularly in the district Shimla, Kinnaur and Kullu. The water and temperature are promising for its culture. However, there have been limitations of availability of seed and its transportation in the state. Besides this, Environmental factors, topographical constraints, socio-economic difficulties and lack of awareness among the farmers have affected the trout production in the state. These constraints need to be overcome to realize the full potential of trout culture in the state. The status of trout culture and the problems encountered by the people in the state are discussed in the present  paper.


Keywords: Trout Culture, trout farming, Rainbow Trout, Indigenous Schizothoracids, exotic salmonids, Brown Trout.



Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Thakur Pushpa, Gupta Pankaj and Sharma Vijay Kumar (2018) Trout culture in Himachal Pradesh: Problems and Prospects, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(2): 343-352. 



All the authors are very thankful to Principal, Janata Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur for providing the full research facilities to conduct the present work.


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



Copyright: © 2018 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.


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