Maharashtra bans the cultivation centres of Thai Mangur fish
- The Maharashtra state government has launched a special
drive to destroy the centre that cultivates the centres of the exotic Thai
- The decision was made at a meeting which was held between fish
traders and officials of the Maharashtra fisheries department headed by
Minister Aslam Shaikh after a detailed review of the situation.
- Thai Mangur fish is popularly known as Thai Mangur or African Mangur or foreign Mangur
looks like freshwater Mangur.
Mangur is cultivated in highly unhygienic conditions, which may lead to people
falling sick after consuming it.
- National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned it in 2000 and a fresh order was also
issued regarding the same in January 2019.
- But it was not implemented
far, the state government has destroyed stocks of some 32 tonnes of Thai Mangur
in the state.