Complete fishing Ban in two coastal districts from June 1 to July 31

1:19 PM, Thursday, May 19th, 2016

fishing ban Mangaluru : The government has announced a complete ban on mechanised fishing for 61 days during monsoon, from June 1 to July 31, both days inclusive, on the State’s coast.

A release here said that the order was issued under the Karnataka Coastal Fishing (Regulation) Act 2014. The ban has been clamped to help fish breeding during monsoon.

During the period, all kinds of mechanised boats with engines (outboard as well as onboard) beyond 10 horse power capacity cannot venture into the sea for fishing.

However, conventional boats as well as boats fitted with outboard engines up to 10 hp capacity can engage in fishing during the period, the release said.

Those fishermen and fishing boats violating the ban would be dealt with as per the provisions of Karnataka Coastal Fishing Act 1986. They would also lose diesel subsidy for one year, the release said.

The administration has urged fishermen to abide by the order in the interest of the fishermen community.

Deputy Commissioner R. Vishal said here on Wednesday that there would be a ban on fishing in Udupi district for 61 days from June 1 to July 31 (inclusive of both the days).

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