Puducherry, May 26 : Ministry of Fisheries, Government of India has reduced the fishing ban period to 47 days from the 61 days imposed earlier. National Fisherfolk Forum (NFF) Chairperson M Illango in a statement here on Tuesday said that the Ministry had imposed a 61 days fishing ban period. The fishermen had already been kept away from fishing for 17 days because of the lockdown to contain the spread of Coronavirus. Considering the representations from fishermen organizations including NFF, the Ministry had reduced the number of days from 61 to 47.
As per the amendment, the fishing ban period will be from April 15 to May 31 2020 (47 days) for East Coast and from June 15 to July 31 (47 days) for West Coast. The traditional non-motorized units are exempted from this uniform fishing ban imposed in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). (UNI)