Annual 45-day fishing ban in Tamil Nadu begins

Posted on:16 Jun 2016 14:59:13
Annual 45-day fishing ban in Tamil Nadu begins
16 June 2016 Current Affairs: The 45-day annual ban on deep sea fishing along Tamil Nadu's East coast will come into force from  17 June 2016.About 10,000 mechanised boats would not go for fishing during the ban, aimed at facilitating breeding of fish and conservation of fish stock in marine ecology .

The ban would remain in force from April 15 till May 29. 

Tamil Nadu has more than 1,076 km long coastline and is one of the leading states in marine fish production. Mechanised boats fishermen have been instructed not to venture into the sea to avoid disturbance caused by trawlers to marine life during the breeding season. The ban would not be binding on country boats, which would continue fishing as usual .

 

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