Sri Komuram Bheem Project – Issue of rules to introduce Licensing System


PRELIMINARY NOTIFICATION

(G.O.Ms.No. 19, AH,DD & F (F.II) Department, Dated.11.06.2013)

The following draft rules which are proposed to be made in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 6 of the Indian Fisheries Act, 1897 (Act No.4 of 1897) to regulate and control of fishing in the reservoirs and their channels as in Schedule ‘F’ are hereby published for general information as required by sub-section (6) of section 6 of the said Act.

Notice is hereby given that the said draft rules will be taken into consideration after the expiry of thirty days from the date of their publication in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette, and that any objections or suggestions which may be received form any person with respect thereto, before the expiry of the said period, will be considered by the Government. Objections or suggestions if any should be addressed to the Principal Secretary to Government, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad through the Commissioner / Director of Fisheries, Hyderabad in duplicate.

Rules

  1. (1) These rules may be called the Andhra Pradesh (Regulation and Control of Fishing) in Sri Komuram Bheem Project, Ada Village, Asifabad (M), Adilabad, District Rules, 2013.

(2) They shall apply to Sri Komuram Bheem Project, Ada Village, Asifabad mandal in Adilabad District.

  1. Definitions:-

“Commissioner / Director” means the Commissioner / Director of Fisheries appointed by the Government and any other officers on whom all or any of the powers of Commissioner / Director of Fisheries are conferred.

“Competent Authority” means the Assistant Director of Fisheries or any officer Fisheries authorised by him not below the rank of Assistant Inspector of Fisheries.

“Fishing means any act or activity for the purpose of taking fish from any water”.

“Fish Sanctuary” means any area so declared by the State Government by notification for fish sanctuary in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette from time to time.

“Gill-net” means the net is a long gill net with / without weights and floats operated in shallow and deep waters;

“Inspecting Officer” means the Assistant Director of Fisheries or any officer authorized by him not below the rank of Assistant Inspector of Fisheries;

“Pandijal / Dragnet” means the net operated by taking into water with one end at the shore and other end is brought to shore after shotting the net. The net is dragged to shore by men / women at each end. Floats and weights are used.

“Tackle” means any kind of apparatus, instrument or tool operated manually or mechanically in waters for catching / harvesting of Aquatic organism / plant whether live or dead;

“Valakattu” means the net used for fishing by fixing the net at certain place or by keeping the net stationery.

 No fishing shall be permitted in the waters as specified in Schedule “A” to these rules by any contrivance.

4.No person shall fish in the waters as specified in Schedule “B” to these rules with any contrivance during the period commencing from the 1st day of July to 31st day of August (both days inclusive) of the year and no person shall fish with any nets, which is 25mm or less from knot to knot or with any basket trap or any other fixed engines whose slivers are less than 25mm apart in the said waters during the period commencing from the 1st day of September to 30th day of June (both days inclusive) of the succeeding year.

5.The fishermen shall apply in writing, for issue of license to the competent authority. The terms and condition for the issue of a license shall be as follows, namely:-

(a)    The license shall not be transferable.

(b)   The licensee shall be bound by all the conditions, prescribed from time to time during the period of license.

(c)    The licensee shall carry with him, his license while fishing and shall produce on demand for inspection to the Inspecting Officer.

(d)   Fishing rights shall not be claimed as a matter of right and shall only be given under the discretion of the competent authority to issue it.

(e)    No person shall fish in the waters specified in the license with any net whose mesh is below 25mm from knot to knot when it is wet or any basket trap whose slivers are below 25mm apart during the period when fishing under the rules.

(f)    Fishes of less than 200mm in length of the varieties specified below shall, if caught, be released alive into the water.

(i)                 Catla

(ii)               Labeo fimbriatus

(iii)             Labeo rohita

(iv)             Cirrhina mrigala

(v)               Cyprinus carpio

(g)   Licensee should not operate any net of more than 450 feet in length.

(h)   licensee shall not operate Pandijal (Shoreseine) drag net; and

(i)     A bonafied fisherman living in the villages within 10 kms from the periphery of the reservoir is entitled to get the license.

The license shall be issued by the Assistant Director of fisheries or any other officer authorized by him not below the rank of an Assistant Inspector of Fisheries in the form set forth in Schedule “E” to these rules. The Assistant Director of Fisheries shall furnish a list of license holders to the local Irrigation and Power Authorities every year.

No person or persons shall catch in the waters with any contrivance or be other methods, any of the fish as specified in Schedule “C” to these rules which measures less than 200mm in length, during the period when fishing is permitted under the above rules and if any such of the fishes are caught, they shall be released alive into the waters.

8.No person shall fish, in the waters without a valid license for the period as specified in item II of Schedule “B” to these rules.

9. The fees chargeable for fishing in the waters shall be as specified in Schedule “D” to these rules. A list of license holders will be furnished to the local irrigation and power authorities by the Assistant Director of Fisheries every year.

10. The Assistant Director of Fisheries or any other officer authorised by him not below the rank of Assistant Inspector of Fisheries may cancel a license, if the licensee violates any of these rules, after giving to him a reasonable opportunity to explain. If the license is cancelled, the licensee shall not be entitled for the further fishing in the waters. However, the aggrieved licensee may appeal to the Regional Dy. Director of Fisheries

11.Any person who is in possession of fish within a radius of 1 km from the parameter of reservoir (on both sides) shall give reasons to the satisfaction of the concerned Assistant Director of Fisheries or any of the officials, authorized by him as to how he is in possession of the fish.

No person shall erect a Valakattu or Addavala any where in the waters as specified in Schedule “A” to these rules.

Not withstanding anything contained in these rules, fishing may be permitted by or with the orders of the Assistant Director of Fisheries for the purpose of experiments or for stocking them in the Departmental waters.

The officer of the Fisheries Department, who is authorized to issue licenses under these rules, shall seize the fish caught, any type of fishing gear craft operated and any nets used in contravention of these rules. He may also auction the fish so confiscated to avoid spoilage. The sale proceeds of such auction shall be remitted to Government account.

Magistrate of the First class may, while convicting any person for the breach of aforesaid rule or rules, order the seizure, forfeiture or removal of the craft and tackle or any fixed appliance.

Whoever commits a breach of these rules shall be punishable with fine, which may extend to Rs.500/- (rupees Five Hundred Only) and when the breach is a continuing one, his license shall be liable for cancellation.

The licensee shall bring his catches to a specified landing centre and provide necessary fish catching data as and when directed by the Assistant Director of Fisheries or his nominee.

18.The licensee shall conduct fishing within the specified area in the reservoir as may be indicated by the Assistant Director of fisheries or his nominee in the license.

19. No person shall erect any fixed engines to bailout water with a view to catch fish in the waters.

20.No licensee is permitted to sue any motorised craft for fishing in the reservoir.

. The license shall surrender his catches to the District Fishermen Co-operative Societies, Apex Society, or the authorized agency, at the rates fixed by the Commissioner/Director of Fisheries, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad.

22. The licensee is prohibited fishing by poisoning, shooting, explosive substance, bombing and stuplfication.

SCHEDULE “A”

(See Rule 3)

No fishing of any sort shall be made in the waters lying, within 10 meters from the Reservoir Dam on either side of the reservoir during the entire year.

No fishing shall be conducted within 100 mts. below the sluice gates or regulators in the canals or distributaries of reservoirs and their channels.

SCHEDULE “B”

(See rule  8)

  1. I.                   Closed season

Closed season for two months (i.e) from 1st day of July to 31st day of August (both days inclusive) of the year is to be observed in the Reservoir waters of the reservoirs and their channels, reservoirs and upto 5 kms in its upstreams.

  1. II.                Mesh or Silver regulations:

Mesh regulations of 25mm or below from knot to knot or with any basket trap or any other fixed engine whose slivers are less than 25mm apart is imposed in the reservoir and its streams upto an extent of 5 kms during the period commencing form 1st day of September to 30th day of June of the succeeding year (both days inclusive) in the reservoirs and their channels.

SCHEDULE “C”

(See Rule 7

The following varieties of the fishes are prohibited to be caught below 200 mm in length.

 

English / Scientific Name Telugu Name
i) Catla catla Bocha
ii) Labeo firmriatus Gande
iii) Labeio rohite Rohu
iv) Cirrhina mrigala Yerra Mosu
v) Cyprinus carpio Bangaruteega
    SCHEDULE “D”
    (See Rule 9)

 

1. Craft: the following craft are only to be used for catching the fish at the below mentioned license fee.

S.No. Name of the Craft License fee to be
    collected per Fasli  
1 Teppas  

Rs.5/-

   
           
2 Coracle / Putti / Arige  

Rs.10/-

   
           

 

Craft other than the above shall not be permitted in the waters of reservoirs and their channels.

2.Tackle: The following tackle are only to be used for fishing at the below mentioned license fee.

Sl.No Name of the Takle License   fee   to be
    collcted per Fasli  
1 Gill Net 100 ft. and upto “150”

RS.100/-

 
       
2 Cast Net

Rs.50/-

 
       
3 Long   line   with   hooks   upto   a

Rs.75/-

 
  maximum  length  of  100  feet  or    
  part thereof    

 

SCHEDULE “E

FORM OF LICENCE FOR FISHING IN RESERVOIR

(Reservoirs and their channels)

GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH, DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES

S.No. Counter Foil Original

(1)

(2) (3)
  Fishing   license   issued   for   Fishing   in   the Fishing license for fishing
  Specified waters of the reservoir in in the specified waters of
    the reservoir in
     

1

License No. License No.

2

Name of the licensee Name of the licensee

3

Father Name Father Name

4

Address of Licensee with house No. Address of Licensee with
    house No.

5

Period for which license was issued Period for which license
    was issued

6

Date of issue Date of issue

7

Date of expiry Date of expiry

8

Fresh  or  renewal  (if  renewed  previous  license Fresh or renewal (if
  no. renewed previous license
    no.

9

Tackle permitted to be used Tackle permitted to be used

10

License fee paid License fee paid

 

The licensee should affix his latest photo on the top right corner of the license.

The license shall not be transferable.

The license shall be bound by all the conditions prescribed from time to time during the period of license.

3.The licensee shall carry with him, his license while fishing and shall produce on demand for inspection to the inspecting officer concerned.

4.Fishing rights shall not be claimed as a matter of right and shall only be given under the discretion of competent authority to issue it.

5.No person shall fish in the waters specified in the licence with any net whose mesh is below 25 mm from knot to knot when it is wet or any basket trap whose sliver are below 25 mm apart during the period when fishing is permitted under the rules.

6.Fishes of less than 200 mm length of the verities specified below shall, if caught, be released alive into the waters.

(i)                Catla catla

(ii)               Labeo fibriatus

(iii)             Labeo rohite

(iv)             Cirrhina mrigala

(v)               Cyprinus carpio

No licensee should operate any net of more than 450 feet in length.

The licensee shall not operate Pandijal (shore seine) drag net.

A bonafide fishermen living in the villages within 10 kms. from the periphery of the reservoir is entitled to get the license.

The licensee shall bring his catches to a specified landing centre and provide necessary fish catching data as and when directed by the Assistant Director of Fisheries or his nominee.

The licensee shall conduct fishing within the specified area in the reservoir as may be indicated by the Assistant Director of Fisheries or his nominee in the license.

The Assistant Director of Fisheries or any other officer authorized by him not below the rank of Assistant Inspector of Fisheries may cancel a license, if the licensee violates any of these rules, after giving him a reasonable opportunity to explain. If the license is cancelled, the licensee shall not be entitled for the further fishing in the waters. However, the aggrieved licensee may appeal to the Regional Deputy Director of Fisheries concerned.

No person shall erect any fixed engines to bail out water with a view to catch fish in the waters.

No licensee is permitted to use any motorised craft for fishing in the reservoir.

The licensee shall surrender his catches to the District Fishermen Co-operative Societies, Apex Society, or the Authorised Agency, at the rates fixed by the Commissioner / Director of Fisheries, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad.

The licensee is prohibited fishing by poisoning, shooting, explosive substance, bombing and stupefaction.

G.O.Ms.No: 19 Dated: 11.06.2013  
  Read the following:-  

1.

G.O.Ms.No.776,    AH    DD    &    F    (F.II)    Department,    dated:  
  31.12.1990.  

2.

From   the   Commissioner   of   Fisheries,   Hyderabad,   Letter  
  No.1353/C2/2013, Date: 26.04.2013.  

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