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This article is based on an interview with Dr Shehadeh by Bernie Quimpo, editor and publisher of Farming Today. The interview appeared in the November 1979 issue of that journal.
Reservoir resources and the status of fishery development in India is discussed. The current situation regardingresearch on reservoir ecosystems and fishery resources management is considered, and the ecosystem-oriented strategy for reservoir fisheries development also mentioned.
A report is presented of a 2 day payao harvest aboard a commercial tuna catching vessel. The design of the payao (anchored floating, bamboo raft) is outlined, the most important feature of which is hanging line with coconut leaves tied to it, serving as a fish attractor. Recommendations are made to improve the system and to make it more durable and efficient.