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Murrel in Telangana waters; Named the state fish

By Oneindia Staff Writer

Hyderabad, July 21: The Murrel Fish (scientific name: Channa striatus), has a new identity. It has been declared the state fish of Telangana by the Principal secretary of fisheries department Suresh Chanda.

Otherwise known as Korrameenu or Korramatta in Telugu, this was also the state fish of undivided Andhra Pradesh. After the division, the Telangana government had to declare its own state fish. And after several considerations, it chose Murrel. It was chosen for its commercial, cultural, culinary and historical importance.


The idea was visualised by the Telangana Biodiversity Board, which approached the government citing the medicinal and culinary values of the fish. The state fish concept was proposed by the National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow in 2008. This was aimed to boost conservation measures.

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