Fish are members of paraphyletic group of an organism that consist of all gills bearing aquatic carniates which lacks limbs with digits. Fish are considered as an important natural food resource, worldwide specially that of animal protein. Fishes are considered auspicious and symbolize as sign of fertility, power and prosperity in Nepal. There are about 185 fish species in Nepal belonging to 79 genera, 31 families and 11 orders (Shrestha. J.2001). 232 species of Fishes are found in Nepal (Shrestha T.K 2008). Among them 217 species are Indigenous and 15 species are exotic. The rivers of Nepal are really rich in fish fauna which need to be explored scientifically (shrestha. J.N.2001).
My study will deals with fish species present in kankai river of Jhapa district, which is largest and holiest river of jhapa district originated from george of mountains, flowing southward to low land of east terain. My research objective is to study the diversity of fish species in kankai River. To study the fish resources in kankai River, the condition of water will analyze with the help of water analysis kit. The fish will be collected with the help of local fishermen. The collected fish will be analyze in Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus Lab.