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Sucker fish finally banned

January 26, 2023 00:00:00

The government has issued the final gazette notification banning Suckermouth catfish, locally known as sucker fish, reports BSS.

As per directives of the President, deputy secretary of the Fisheries and Livestock Ministry Mrinal Kanti Dey issued the notification on January 11 last, banning the catfish, a handout said on Wednesday.

As per the notification, now nobody will be allowed to import, culture, transport, sell, supply and conserve the Suckermouth catfish.

On September 25, 2022, the ministry also issued a notification as a proposal to amend the Section 18 of the Protection and Conservation of Fish Act 1950 aiming to ban the sucker fish.

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