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Worry over the way of aquatic creatures destroyed in river Barak in Assam.

Barak riverKarimganj: Environmentalist has expressed worry over the way aquatic creatures and their habitats are being destroyed in the upper reaches of river Barak in southern Assam.

Well-known nature conservation NGO Society for Activists for Forest and Environment (SAFE) has pointed out that ‘a terrible phenomenon is claiming the lives of various species in the river’.

The tribal living on both banks of Barak have developed the destructive practice of blasting small gelatine sticks smuggled from Mizoram in the river to catch fish, the organisation’s general secretary Jishnu Dutta claimed.

They use huge nets with very narrow holes to catch the fish playing chaos with the survival of the aquatic creatures, Dutta alleged in a memorandum to the authorities.

In a memorandum addresses to the Cachar District Fishery Officer with copies to the Deputy Commissioner, Conservator of Forest and other officers, Safe pointed out that a dreadful phenomena was claiming the lives of various species in the river.


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