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Tamiraprani Fish Count Report

The first ever synchronized fish count in peninsular India was a success. Each team was able to deploy the protocol on the morning of 23rd March 2024, at each of the 6 sampling locations. Considerable local interest was generated at each site, with numerous local residents asking the teams questions about the fish count and fish diversity in the river. In total, 36 species of fishes were recorded from the river with a total of about 1120 individual fishes. The locations with the highest number of species recorded were Kallidaikuruchi and Srivaikundam, with 16 and 17 species respectively.