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