By: Altaf Hamid Rao
MIRPUR (AJK) : Local authorities have imposed ban on illicit fishing through all means including through net and ‘Patti’ in Mirpur-district based Mangla dam reservoir including during the forthcoming breeding season, official sources said.
Issuing the prohibitory orders the authorities said in the orders that the violators of the prohibitory orders including a person, persons and even the contractor of illicit fishing, would be booked under relevant law.
The prohibitory steps, according to the authorities, have been taken under the AJK Wildlife Act for the protection and grooming of the aqueous lives – so that the breeding and race of the fish letting eggs during the breeding season and the fish of small size could not suffer.
At the same time President Anglers Association Mirpur and Game Warden, Mirpur division, Muhammad Ramzan Dutt Advocate here on Tuesday was of the view that April to August of every year stands as the breeding season of fish – which let eggs besides getting breed. “The amateur hunters should refrain from fishing through unlawful means in the banned season for the protection of the aqueous lives”, he advised.
Talking to this Correspondent here that the Game Warden of Wild Life and Fisheries Ramzan Dutt said that extensive measures were being initiated to discourage and remove the causes of the pollution of water in the seasonal nullahs falling in Poonch River in the areas including Tatta Pani, Gulpur, Barali, Naar, Jarie, Parie, Billi Pohriyan, Jandi Gaala, Degwar and Palaak in Mirpur division, spreading over an area of 62 kilometer radius, due to the poisonous minerals hunting through current and through other means of pollution. He emphasized the need of collective efforts to ensure the pollution-free environment in these picturesque sites of the AJK valley