What Can I Do To Save The Rivers and Fishes?

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WHAT CAN I DO TO SAVE THE RIVERS AND FISHES?

Practice catch-and-release
o Release the small fish: give them a chance to grow
o Release the large fish: they carry strong genes, so let them reproduce more fish
o Eat fish only when necessary, so don’t kill too much.

Protect the river environment
o Don’t dirty the river
o Bring home the rubbish
o Don’t throw any chemicals into the water

Be a role model
o Practice the above habits, even though others around you may not. Sooner or later, they will follow.
o If they ask you why you are doing it, then explain it to them, but without being condescending.

Influence your friends and family to do the same
o We need the critical mass. If there are enough people in the country practicing these ethics, the others will be influenced

Report any cases of unscrupulous fish killing or river pollution/destruction
o Most rivers in our National Parks prohibit commercial fishing methods like netting, explosives, poisons etc. Report these cases to the local authorities, or to relevant NGO’s like PeMM and MNS

Stop buying river fishes, whether for food or your aquarium
o When the buying stops, the killing can too!

Help KAGUM
o Join us in our activities, or share your knowledge or opinions.
o Help us in cash or kind