Puducherry, Jun 1 : Fishermen from 18 hamlets here have not ventured into the sea on Monday as they have not repaired their boats fully. The Union government had imposed a fishing ban on the East Coast from April 15 to June 15.
However, due to Coronavirus pandemic, fishermen could not venture into the sea from March 20 and hence, the fishing ban period was reduced to 45 days which came to a close on Sunday. Since inter-state transport is yet to resume, they may find it difficult to sell out their catch and hence, they have decided to venture into the sea from June 5. (UNI)