Fishing objects and activities related to the ancient Indus Civilization.

Fish Markets

The main fish markets near the modern village of Harappa were within the village itself as well as the District market in the local District center, Sahiwal.

Seine Nets

Seine nets are the dominant net used to harvest fish in the oxbows. Again, the “eye” or mesh size of the net is controlled by the Punjabi government, but allow the oxbows to be harvested through a series of sweeps across the entire body of water.

Cast Nets

One of the main methods of catching fish is using casting or throw nets. The mesh size (or “eye”) is currently controlled by fisheries laws by the Punjab Province. However, mesh size will vary depending on the target species of fish.


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