This suspension applies to all mechanized boats exceeding 10 horsepower
Mangaluru, May 23, 2023: In a move aimed at regulating fishing practices and preserving marine resources, authorities have announced the suspension of fishing activities for a total of 61 days, from June 1 to July 31, along the coastal region of the district.
This suspension applies to all mechanized boats employing any type of nets or equipment, as well as motorized boats exceeding 10 horsepower.
However, fishermen are permitted to transport their boats and engage in coastal fishing activities using motorised engines with a capacity of up to 10 horsepower, as well as conventional and country boats.
The government has emphasized the strict enforcement of this order. Any fishing boats or fishermen found in violation will face penalties as prescribed under the Karnataka Marine Fisheries Act of 1986. Also, those in violation will be disqualified from receiving diesel subsidies for a duration of one year.
The Joint Director of Fisheries, in a press statement, urged all fishermen to comply with the government’s order and cooperate in the interest of the entire fishing community residing in the coastal areas. This temporary suspension aims to strike a balance between the sustainable management of marine resources and the livelihoods of the fishermen.