India: Forbids Fishermen To Use LED Lights For Night Fishing In Lake Lock.

- May 23, 2018-

Loktak Lake, located in the central state of India, is called the Jewel of Manipur, and the lake is composed of many floating islands, the only "floating" National Park in the world, and the main perch of the endangered Poe deer (Cervus eldi eldi). Ground.——Night Fishing Lamp


However, the LED lamp has become popular among local fishermen in recent years, making the Ministry of forest and environment in India announce that for the ecology of Locke lake, fishermen are prohibited from using LED lights at night fishing, and violators will be severely punished.——Night Fishing Lamp


The picture is Lake LOQ. (image source: Water Alternatives)


The lake is covered with a vast expanse of organic matter, which is called "phumdis" (a number of floating islands), a series of floating islands, and a marsh on the surface of the lake, and a variety of species attract international attention. The area was also designated as a protected area in 1966, and was declared a national park in 1977.——Night Fishing Lamp


Locke lake is also the local economic lifeline, not only one of the important water sources of India's hydroelectric power, but also for local residents to make irrigation and drinking water. The lake and its soil layer are more adjacent to the livelihoods of the fishermen.——Night Fishing Lamp


When fishermen take a boat to fish in the lake at night, they put a string of lights on the boat for lighting. Recently, fishermen have begun to use highly efficient LED lights, but the Ministry of forest and environment announced the prohibition of the use of LED lights in the nocturnal fishing. Violators will be severely punished.——Night Fishing Lamp


The government said frankly that fishing is the main source of livelihood for the surrounding residents. It is impossible to prohibit it. However, it means that LED lights have disturbed the habitats of several species of migratory birds.——Night Fishing Lamp


Th Shyamkumar Singh, Minister of forests and environment, suggested that fishermen should not enter the lake fishing at night at all times for safety reasons. Singer,——Night Fishing Lamp


Thousands of migratory birds perch in the 237 square kilometers of roktag lake, the largest freshwater lake in northeastern India, most of them waterfowl, about 60 species. Anurag Bajpai, director of forest and environment director, Anurag Bajpai, said: "the recent use of LED lights at night fishing, which has seriously interfered with migratory patterns of migratory birds; because of the relationship between lighting and food shortage, more and more birds choose to be safer places, we are still unable to make clear how many birds have already been said. After leaving, we plan to estimate the number of birds in Lake lock by the end of this month. "——Night Fishing Lamp