LAKHIMPUR: In view to making people aware about the enforcement of fish related acts in the district, the Fishery Department of Lakhimpur launched operation in various places under Lakhimpur development block on Sunday.
The District Information and Public Relation Officer, through a press release, on Tuesday informed that the operation was launched under Assam Fishery Rule, 1953 (as amended in 2005) and Assam Fish Seed Act, 2005 (Amended) by the District Fishery Officer and Task Force, OC of North Lakhimpur Police Station, Aditya Prakash Deori in the presence of executive magistrate Lambit Hazarika.
During the operation, different kinds of fishing nets were seized from Dhalghat, Ghagar under the development block. Similar operations were launched at various fish markets of North Lakhimpur town, such as Daily Market, Milan Nagar, CD Road and the fish market near Tyag Kshetra. In addition to District Fishery Officer, Fishery Office employees Pradip Tako, Haren Medhi, Bhogeswar Saikia, Guru Charan Boro, Kushal Baruah were present in the operation.
Section 144 CrPC has been promulgated in Lakhimpur to control the unabated catching of fishes in the district during the breeding season in order to safeguard the fishes and spawn.
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