Mangaluru, May 20 : Karnataka Government has banned fishing through mechanised and traditional boats using inboard or outboard engines of over 10 HP capacity using nets or other means, official sources said on Wednesday. As per the notification issued under the Karnataka Marine Fishing (Regulation) Act 1986, all fishing activities were banned from June One to July 31.
However, the ban is not applicable for fishing through traditional and country boats which use engines of less than 10 HP capacity, according to a release issued here on Wednesday. Those violating the order are liable for punishment and will also be deemed ineligible for diesel subsidy for one year. (UNI)