Director, Fisheries Department Gurcharan Singh said that there would be complete ban on fishing in all general reservoirs of the State from 1st June to 31st July, 2013 besides complete ban on the sale of fish. He said that special staff had been deputed to keep strict vigil on such activities, if any.

He said that ban on fishing for two months in reservoirs was a routine process every year. Most of fish species go through breeding process during this period leading to large scale fish seed production. He said that Fisheries Department would collect 1.30 crore seeds of Major Carp and Silver Carp in Gobindsagar, 80 lakh in Pong Dam and 10 lakh in Chamera reservoir.

Gurcharan Singh said that steps had been taken to check the illegal fishing during the ban period and special camps would be organised in this regard.