Functionaries of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene have urged the district administration to take steps to implement the ban on farming of African catfish in the district.
The members of the outfits submitted a memorandum to the Additional Deputy Commissioner S.R. Peddappaiah on Monday in this connection.
The outfits expressed concern over breeding of African catfish in several ponds in the area despite the apex court’s ban on it. “The officials of Fisheries Department and other authorities have failed in stopping illegal breeding of African catfish (colloquially known as Marve),” they said. The sale of this banned fish is also taking place in the district without any check, they alleged.
KRRS district convener K. Srinivasa Gowda, and Hasiru Sene district president Hulkur Harikumar were present.