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Table 4

Materials used for constructing submerged branch pile (Kata) refuge in East Kolkata Wetland and Garapota baor

S. no.Local names of materialsEnglish namesUses
1. Banshser nola, Konchi Bamboo stick •Framing and fixing the kata zone
•Prevents poaching
•Shelter for larger fish
•Bark, exuviate and/or gum of such trees are also used as food by fishes
•Provides good shelter for smaller fish 
2. Gacher dal Tree branches (Tamarind, Mango, Hijol, etc.) 
3. Gacher gora Tree roots (Bamboo, mango) 
S. no.Local names of materialsEnglish namesUses
1. Banshser nola, Konchi Bamboo stick •Framing and fixing the kata zone
•Prevents poaching
•Shelter for larger fish
•Bark, exuviate and/or gum of such trees are also used as food by fishes
•Provides good shelter for smaller fish 
2. Gacher dal Tree branches (Tamarind, Mango, Hijol, etc.) 
3. Gacher gora Tree roots (Bamboo, mango) 

Source: Survey data on submerged branch pile materials from hatchery manager, fishermen and fish traders.

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