Why CatFish Are banned in India?
May 9, 2023, 18:33 IST
Not all catfish varieties are banned in India, but certain types of catfish are prohibited from farming and rearing due to their adverse effects on the ecosystem. For example, the farming of African catfish is banned in several states of India because it is an invasive species that threatens native fish species and their habitats. Another type called Thai or hybrid catfish is also banned due to its predatory nature and ability to destroy water bodies' ecological balance. Additionally, some types of catfish have been found to be harmful to human health and have been banned for that reason. Overall, the ban aims to protect the environment and human health and preserve native fish species.