“Fishing in the river water by illegal methods such as using explosives with detonators is on the rise in Bicholim and Sattari taluka. The environment activist and chief of Animal Rescue Squad(ARS) Bicholim, Mr Amrut Singh on last Wednesday recovered about one kg of explosives with detonators near the bank of Vathadev Bicholim river at Vhavati. Mr Amrut Singh has lodged a police complaint in this regard.

The local youth, who were involved in the illegal activity however fled from the scene, informed the sources. Misuse of such crude material for fishing results in less fish and it also damage the riverine ecology and environment to a great extent. Mr Singh opined.
He has urged the government to act tough against this cruel method of fishing, which damages the ecology and environment.”