Stakeholders from fisheries sector in Dakshina Kannada district have resolved to place off fishing by a month to September one. Normally, they would have resumed fishing on August one right after the completion of the once-a-year 47-working day deep-sea fishing holiday on July 31.
On the other hand, the concerns relevant to migrant labourers have made the stakeholders to postpone the resumption of fisheries activities by a month.
Nitin Kumar, President of Mangaluru Trawl Boat Owners’ Affiliation, told BusinessLine that at a assembly of representatives from fisheries sector, together with boat entrepreneurs and fish traders, they had taken a collective choice to begin deep-sea mechanised fishing activities from September one.
He claimed that it is vital to provide the labourers back to Mangaluru to restart the fisheries activities. The Covid pandemic and the lockdown right after that had compelled close to five,000 labourers from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal to go back to their native places.
The stakeholders from the fisheries sector will fulfill the officials from the Fisheries Office and the Fisheries Minister to examine this situation.
Concerns these as the transportation of these labourers, and their quarantine in Mangaluru will have to be appeared into. Taking all these concerns into thing to consider, a prepare will be submitted to the authorities, he claimed.
Aged Mangaluru Port (normally regarded as Bunder) caters to the demands of close to one,200 mechanised boats from the location, he claimed. With a complement of close to eight-ten customers, these boats go for deep-sea fishing of ten-11 times.