NALBARI, April 22 - As per provision of the Assam Fishery Rules, 1953 (as amended), the Deputy Commissioner of Nalbari, Bharat Bhusan Dev Choudhury has imposed some restrictions on the use of nets for catching fish in Nalbari district with effect from April 1 to July 15 next.
During this period, the use of borjal, majujal, phansijal and any type of net with mesh less than 7 cm bar and 14 cm mesh are prohibited.
Officers of the State Fishery Department not below the rank of Fishery Development Officer shall have access to any records/register/documents or any other material, including craft and gear of lessee and have the power to seize them if any breach of rules is detected during the course of inspection and can also impose penalty to the extent of Rs 500/- or as fixed by the Government from time to time.
Besides catching of brood fish of the following species, namely Rohu, Catla, Mrigal, Mali, Sitol, Kharia, Pithia, Gharia and Kurhi is prohibited from May 1 up to July 15 next in any proclaimed fishery.
Further, catching or killing fish by any method for any purpose whatsoever, including consumption and selling of undersized fish of the following species, namely Rahu, Catla, Bahu, Mrigal, Sitol, Kharia, Pithia, Gharia, below 23 cm in length and Mali, Gonius, Kurhi, Bhangon below 10 cm length between August 1 to October 31 next is restricted. All such undersized fish speciefied in sub-rule (2) caught by net shall either be let off into the fishery or supplied to the Director of Fisheries by the lessee in live condition at the rate to be fixed by the Government.