Thiruvananthapuram. Fishing in coastal areas of Kerala will be banned for 52 days from Friday midnight. The state government has recently decided to impose an annual ban on fishing, the most common method of fishing.
The ban will be in effect from June 9 midnight to July 31. Official sources said that a notification in this regard has been issued recently. According to statistics, fishing ban will be imposed on 3800 trawler boats, more than 500 gillnet boats and boats used for fishing in the waters of the state.
The final decision on demonetisation and other related matters was taken on May 18 in a meeting of officials and trade union representatives organized by the state fisheries minister. Later, the cabinet meeting gave its approval for its implementation. Sources told the fishermen association. He also said this. It has been decided to distribute free ration to the fishermen settlements affected by the ban.
Meanwhile, Kerala Swatantra Matsyathojilali Ekyavedi state president Charles George said that along with the ban on trawlers, other boats and ships, fiber boats from neighboring states should also be banned as fishing season in the state has been completed State boats especially intrude into Kerala waters. They demanded the government to amend the Kerala Marine Fisheries Regulation Act in consultation with the fishing community keeping in view the needs of the times.