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Sikkim Government declares 'Katley' as the state fish of Sikkim.

'Katley’ declared as state fish of Sikkim

Category : State
Published on: September 20 2021 Share on facebook

·         The Sikkim government has declared 'Cooper Mahseer' locally named 'Katley' as the fish of the state.

·         "In Sikkim, the katley are found in different elevations, covering the entire state mainly limited to the Teesta and Rangit rivers and their tributaries.

·         In the year 1992, ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (ICAR-NBFGR), Lucknow classified Catli fish as an endangered species.

·         The Sikkim government has also announced the opening of the state's reservoirs for fishing activities, the official said.

Important facts

About Sikkim

v  Sikkim is a state in Northeast India, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal.

v  Capital: Gangtok

v  Governor: Ganga Prasad

v  Chief Minister: Prem Singh Tamangi

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