International Journal of Advanced Research and Development

International Journal of Advanced Research and Development


International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)

Bio-accumulation and risk assessment in fresh water fishes from rivers Jhelum in Kashmir province


Sartaj Aziz, Romisa Gull, Talib Hussain

Various researches were performed on the fishes along the course of river Jhelum, Kashmir, India. The study shows that the concentration of heavy metals varied significantly among fish species, seasons, sites and organs. The concentration of pH, NO3-N, Total Dissolved Solids, BOD and COD recorded increasing values towards the downstream sections of the river whereas DO, Ca and alkalinity recorded decreasing values towards the downstream areas of the river. This change in water quality results in un-even distribution and diversity of fishes. Apparently, the fishery resource of the River Jhelum has thus declined over a period of time indicating some stress or abnormal external influences which are altering the health of this vital economic-ecologic lotic water body.
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Sartaj Aziz, Romisa Gull, Talib Hussain. Bio-accumulation and risk assessment in fresh water fishes from rivers Jhelum in Kashmir province. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 649-651
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development