The Thaton district fishery department has designated six freshwater creeks in Bilin and Thaton townships as no fishing zones. The awareness campaign will be launched starting on 4 November.
The six freshwater creeks were designated as no fishing zones on 5 October. If people are found fishing in these creeks, action will be taken against them under the Mon state Fishery Law. Township administrative authorises will launch awareness campaigns for local people.
“We will educate the villagers not to fish in the no fishing zone. If we find a person fishing, we will take action against them,” said Asssistant Director U Saw Lin from the Thaton district fishery department on 3 November.
“We have designated six fresh water creeks as no fishing zones to sustain fish resources, conserve the environment for fishery work to develop systematically and to improve the eco-system”, he added.
No fishing zone include Ma Than Khe Creek, Ye Sakhan Creek, Paw Daw Mu Creek, Ko Tae Su (a) Kyarsi Aung Creek, Mayangon Creek in Bilin township and Pyi Thu Sit Creek, Ka Taik Kalay Creek in Thaton township.
There are 13 freshwater creeks in Kyaikhto township, seven creeks in Bilin township, 16 creeks in Thaton township and three creeks in Paung township in Thaton district. Among them, only four freshwater creeks from Bilin township and two freshwater creeks from Thaton township have been designated as no fishing zones.