Hilsas in galore in the Digha Sea now, but no permission to catch amid lockdown restrictions
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Hilsas in galore in the Digha Sea now, but no permission to catch amid lockdown restrictions

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Digha, May14 : The silver crop of the seas - Hilsa fish, valuable for Bengali plates, are alluring the only visitors in the lockdown period -the police and the Nuliahs near the vast spread out of the Digha Sea Beach, a senior police officer said.

A fisherman said that the sea being clean and green with no waves, the shoals of fishes are practically dancing on beaches and this has never been seen before. Neither the trawlers, not even fishermen's boats have dared to invade the sea for the last three months due to lockdown restrictions resulting in the free movement of such fishes, resulting in their faster growth and big size, the fishermen said.

Rajkumar Panda, an authority on marine life and writer of many articles and books on fish and fishermen's life, says now that the governments of all states are thinking of relaxing restrictions on various activities for reviving the economy, fishermen should be permitted to go to the sea to make their living. (UNI)

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