Fisheries department today said it seized several illegal nets used to catch fish in Dal Lake
"There are about 939 bonafide registered fishers along Dal Lake who are regularly involved in fishing activities without causing any depletion in capture fish through operation of legal gears. However, some fishers are involved in indiscriminate fishing by means of illegal gears or installation of illegal fixed gears that result in main destruction of brooders and juveniles thereby resulting in the decline of the fish catch," the department said in a statement.
"The officials of the department have jurisdiction right for seizure of such illegal gears and the poachers are liable to be punished with fine under law and regulations. The department of Fisheries has confiscated 1354 illegal nets for the last four months and thereby destroyed in presence of joint director Fisheries, chief project officer Gagribal, and anti-poaching team," the statement said.