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Posted Ondate_range 14 Jun 2017 12:09 PM GMT
Updated Ondate_range 14 Jun 2017 12:09 PM GMT
47-day trawling ban begins from midnighttext_fields
Thiruvananthapuram: The ban imposed by the State government on monsoon bottom trawling by mechanised fishing boats in the Kerala coast 47 days will begin from midnight Wednesday.
State Fisheries Minister J Mercykutty had announced the dates of the ban earlier in the month.
The decision was taken at a meeting of top officials of the Fisheries department and representatives of various fishermen outfits on June 2.
The ban, intended to enhance marine fish stock and improve their habitat, will be in force till July 31.