Silchar, May 31: Following an from the Director of Fisheries, Assam, officials of the Department, on Monday carried out drive against alleged illegal trading and marketing of fish in Fatak Bazar Fish market and other fish markets of Silchar in order to check the alleged illegal import of fish from Bangladesh and other places.
Adhering to the Covid protocol, the Fishery Development Officer Dibyajyoti Debnath, Ganesh Bora, Sevok Handique and Sandip Mishra (Fishery Demonstrator) accompanied by police personel under the supervision of Mr. Rafiqul Hoque, Cachar District Fishery Development Officer in-charge carried out the drive.
Fishery Development Officer Ganesh Bora informed in a release issued to the media that the in the drive a total of 109 kg of fish (Specifically Ari, boali and pabda) were seized and brought to the Sadar police station from the whole seller namely Nazir Hussain, Rana Das, Zakir Hussain and Suman Dutta which was further handed over to the concerned whole seller after proper verification of required documents.
However, out of this, a 9 kg of Pabda fish was sold on auction basis with a total value of Rs 1700 as the concerned whole seller was not able to furnish any documents. Further the fish sellers were made aware about the same and strict order was given to avoid any such illegal activities, Bora said.