Fishing in the creek during the monsoon is a crime punishable by up to six months in prison.

Fishing in the creek during the monsoon is a crime punishable by up to six months in prison.

Fishing continues on a wide scale even though it is legally prohibited to catch backwater fish from rivers and paddy fields during the breeding season. Endangered due to depletion of fish stocks, this is the monsoon fishing prohibited. A large section is fishing for recreation.

One year since the lockdown began, many have lost their jobs, and the ones who have closed their small-time businesses in the rural areas have stepped into the online fish trade and fishing arena to manage their financial needs.

Modern equipment for fishing shops is also widespread. Others from the river in the fresh rain, fish from lakes, move to low water fields to streams, and creeks climb up in droves.

Advertisement

Fish from rivers have a tendency to flock to low-lying fields, streams, and creeks to move with fresh water, especially in rainy seasons. The ones that come up like this for breeding are referred to as “fry.”

Twit fishes, which contain eggs, are easier to catch when they congregate in shallower water. This is why so many people go fishing at this time of year. It’s like a celebration in many places. About 60 species of edible fish are threatened with extinction due to this, said Hamidali Vazhakkad, an environmental activist.

Advertisement