Covid-19: Fishing banned in coastal district of Karnataka

Source: UNI | Published on 23rd March 2020, 2:22 PM | Coastal News | State News |

Mangaluru: Karnataka government has advised fishermen of coastal district against venturing into sea for fishing till the situation created by Covid-19 improves, official sources said here on Monday.

Mangaluru Trawl Boat Owners Association President Nithin Kumar said that the fisheries department has cautioned against venturing into the sea. The department has also said diesel would not be made available to mechanised vessels.

It was aimed at preventing gathering of hundreds of people at Dhakkes (fish landing points) at ports, he said adding many traders from Kerala too arrive at Mangaluru to procure fish.

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