KOCHI: A Subordinate Legislation Committee will meet at Kadamakkudy Panchayath Conference Hall on February 9 to discuss the steps needed to take in connection with inland fishing.
The Committee will review the progress of inland fishing projects implemented in the district.
The members of the committee will also collect evidence from various officials concerned to see whether the programmes are implemented by adhering to the protocol of the Kerala Inland Fisheries and in tune with the Aqua Culture Act.
The members will later visits Kadamakkudy, Mulavukadu and Pizhala panchayats.
The Fisheries Department officials requested all the fishermen in the area to attend the meeting.
Recently, the Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has launched a project to weed public ponds by growing fish. According to CMFRI officials, most of the ponds are not in a usable condition due to excessive growth of aquatic weeds, which are detrimental to fresh water resources. They also proposed growing certain species of fresh water fish which feed on such species of weeds.