Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 5:11 pm Post subject: Law on dumping fish in water bodies?
Is there a law in India that prohibits dumping of fish in water bodies?
Past Sunday I was passing by the a River body in Mumbai and saw a person dumping some fish (just from glimpse looked like Pacu) in it. The best I could do is, tell him the hazards of doing so but this person was very rude to me.
So I was wondering if there is any Law. I know complaining will be waste of efforts but at least next time I can quote it to create some fear.
Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 12:01 am Post subject: Re: Law on dumping fish in water bodies?
If the river body is in use by the government for public purposes like fishing, swimming and is used by a variety of public, then any fish which is released which can cause damage to the actual habitat as well as humans is punishable by law.
Assume the person is releasing a crocodile in the water, there is risk to all and sundry of all people who use the water body. It is punishable by law.
It would be good if you can refer the exact section in a lawyers' handbook. This section has examples wherein it states a dog biting a human on its own is very different from a dog which had been induced by a human to bite another human. You will find this rule in the criminal section.
I am not a lawyer, but I have come across this section.
Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 2:40 pm Post subject: Re: Law on dumping fish in water bodies?
Sad to know these Aquacrazy_Ash and the level of awareness to the nature is really low. You should have released him in the lake along with that Fish.
On a heavy note, there is literally nothing you can do. Only if the lake is covered by Military or govt then they will take notice of it. While my tenure in HYD, I saw many people released fishes in Pragathi Nagar lake near JNTU.Repeated requested felt into deaf ears.
Or else you can advice him to donate these fishes in the local LFS or can send them to a zoo or public Aquarium..or if one has in house pond( big cement tank as kaya and others made and maintained) can volunteer to take them and release them in that..
Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:25 pm Post subject: Re: Law on dumping fish in water bodies?
@Amazonian - LOL...I really felt like doing that but he was real hefty guy
Its is a real sorry state of afairs....People give a **** about nature. I can understand if someone does it out of ignorance but at least should learn from mistakes. And the sad part is we can do nothing about it.
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