Anglers seek to conserve aquatic species

ITANAGAR, Nov 11: With the aim of saving the aquatic species and the riverine system of the Pare river, a team of the Arunachal Anglers’ Forum (AAF), led by its chairman Bengia Tayu, last Saturday interacted with the GBs, youth organizations and the public of Rach village, near Sagalee, in Papum Pare district.
The daylong programme involved discussions on conservation and
how it can boost the local economy by promoting angling as a sport.
Tayu urged the youths to put a blanket ban on illegal fishing using explosives, gill netting, bleaching, inverter, etc, and advised them to practice the traditional fishing system.
Stating that Arunachal is fast becoming “the hottest angling tourism destination in the country,” AAF vice-chairman Tope Karga urged the youths to reap the benefits by conserving fish.
Rach Tabio Youth Welfare Association leaders Tadar Gaga, Tadar Kaku, Seva Nabam and others assured to work in close coordination with the AAF members in its fish conservation activities.
GB Nabam Sangio also assured to extend full support to the initiative. Lamenting how the area “used to be teeming with fish and wild animals in the recent past,” he said a prohibitory order is already in place and would be “reinforced further with stricter punishments.”