Two-month-long fishing ban starts in Goa from Saturday

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Panaji: The two-month-long fishing ban began in Goa from Saturday with most of the trawlers returning to their respective jetties by mid-night, State Fisheries Minister Nilkant Halarnkar said.

Halarnkar said that most of the trawlers have returned to their respective jetties while few of them, which are still in the mid-sea, will be back by tonight. “There will be total ban on fishing with mechanised vessels from today onwards,” he said. The ban is imposed ahead of the monsoon season to allow the breeding of fish in the sea waters, he said.

Halarnkar said that there are 800 trawlers registered with the State Fisheries Department which are operating from different jetties including Cutbona, Vasco (in South Goa), Malim, Caisuva (North Goa).

He added that there are two small jetties Cortalim and Talpona (Both in South Goa)
The minister said that strict vigil would be kept at all the jetties to ensure that no trawler violates the ban.

The ban which started on June 1 will end on July 31, he said.

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