Fishery Act implementation need of the hour in Barpeta dist
There was a time when the entire Barpeta district was a reservoir of fishes like kawai, magur, rou, barali, etc. All the beels, wastelands and parts of Brahmaputra and its tributaries flowing through the district, were the natural habitat of these fishes. People of Barpeta have a history of consumption of fish. As the production was abundant surpassing the local demand it could have been exported to other parts of the State.