The Striped murrel, Channa striatus is an air breathing fish and is well known for its taste, high nutritive value and other medicinal qualities. They are commercially cultured in Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan and Cambodia. However, in India, the culture of murrels is in the stage of infancy due to the lack of seed supply and knowledge of their breeding techniques in captive conditions. Moreover, there is no established murrel seed production centre in India. In view of this, the present study was undertaken to induce gonadal maturation of C. striatus using human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) implants in captive conditions.