NORTH LAKHIMPUR, May 10 - The Lakhimpur district fishery department conducted raids on fish-selling outlets in different parts of the district to enforce the ban on sale of egg-laden fish and fishing in rivers, ponds and natural water bodies with effect from April 1 to July 15.
The district magistrate has already clamped prohibitory orders under the Assam Fishery Act -1953 (amended in 2005) and Assam Fish Fingerling Act-2005 (amended in 2010) for the protection, preservation and production of indigenous fish population. The imposition prohibits the use of fishing nets of various types like berajaal, mahajaal, phansi jaal etc., and catching of egg-laden fish varieties like rohu, bahu, chital, kurhi, mali, khariya and puthi.
On Thursday, a task force team led by the Lakhimpur Fishery Officer, Dr PM Goswami along with the Officer-in-Charge of North Lakhimpur Police Station Aditya Deori raided many fish selling points in North Lakhimpur and seized egg-laden fishes weighting several kilogrammes. The police has also seized many fishing nets from various parts of Lakhimpur district in the last few days.