Banned categories of fishes should not be cultured and developed: NGT

  • 24/05/2023

The NGT directed the Fishery Department to see to it that banned categories of fishes are not being cultured or developed in village Chandlai, tehsil Chaksu, district Jaipur, Rajasthan. Also if the prohibited fish nets are being used, then appropriate action must be taken in accordance with law for preventing such activity within one month.

The court was hearing an application filed by Chandan Sharma, wherein it was alleged that a fisheries contractor was breeding and maintaining prohibited category of exotic catfish - Thai Magur which is dangerous for the aquatic ecology as it damages very seriously the entire aquatic ecology in the water area where it is allowed to breed or maintain.

The contractor was also causing pollution to the pond water by leaving dead fishes on the bank of the pond and is also using banned fish net (Chetti) which is prohibited under the provisions of Rajasthan Fisheries Act, 1953.

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