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Govt bans fishing for two months

india Updated: May 31, 2013 18:48 IST
HT Correspondent

In wake of the breeding season the government on Friday imposed a complete ban on fishing for two months.

The ban will come into effect from June 1 and remain till July 31, director, fisheries department, Gursharan Singh said.

The department has deputed special staff to strictly ensure the ban on fishing and sale of fishes and steps had been taken to check illegal fishing during the ban period. Special camps would be organised in this regard, he added.

Terming it as a routine process, he said, “The government puts a ban on fishing in reservoirs every year because during this period, most of fish species go through breeding process, leading to large-scale fish seed production.”

The fisheries department would collect 1.3 crore seeds of Major Carp and Silver Carp in Gobind Sagar, 80 lakh in Pong Dam and 10 lakh in Chamera reservoir, he added.