Kerala has become the latest state to declare a Bluegill crisis.
According to the Kerala Pollution Control Board (KPCB), the state is in the process of banning fish with bluegills, which are native to the state and cause the fish to die from lack of oxygen.
The KPCB has recorded over 1,500 cases of the disease and the situation is deteriorating, the board said in a statement on Thursday.
As the KPCWB reports no cases of Bluegills in Kerala, there is no reason for any concern.
However, Bluegils can be found in other parts of the country, including Hawaii, and in parts of Europe, the KpcB said.
In the UK, Bluefish can be seen in lakes and streams and can cause a variety of symptoms including nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea, it added.
In Europe, Bluefishes can be detected in ponds and streams.
In Spain, Bluegarfish can cause mild illness.
In Brazil, Blue Garas are the most commonly seen fish in lakes.
But Bluegilles can be spotted in the oceans as well, and it can be caught in tropical waters.
In India, Bluegolems can be identified by their white markings, which look like the eye of a bluefish.
It is also the species that causes the most damage to aquatic ecosystems.
“The bluegilled fish is a fish which has the potential to cause the most serious problems to the environment,” KPC Biju Kumar, the state’s environment secretary, told the Kolkata Mirror.
“We have to look after the fish.
We have to protect our environment and we need to protect the bluegilt.”
In the last two decades, the incidence of Bluegolem has gone up due to the increasing numbers of the fish in Kerala.
It is not uncommon for the fish and fish products to be transported to other parts,” Kumar added.
KPC Biyani said that in the state, Blue Golems are caught in ponds, rivers and lakes and are then transported to the export market in India.
The state has also banned the use of bluegilling devices in commercial fishing, and banned the import of blue gill nets, he said.