Department of Fisheries has appealed to fishermen living along the coast in Bhogapuram and Poosapatirega mandals in the district to submit details in the prescribed form from December 15 to 31 for receiving biometric identity cards from personnel visiting them during the period. K. Phani Prakash, Assistant Director (Fisheries), said on Thursday that out of 10,000 fishermen living in the two mandals, 3,745 had submitted details for ID cards. These cards would be distributed to them soon. Considering security measures along the coast, these cards were being issued to fishermen, he said. Fishing boats that are being used for fishing in sea must also be registered for getting licence. Those who are not having ID cards and licence to fishing in sea would be punished as per rules. He asked fishermen to ring up toll free number 1554 if they found any suspicious boats in sea.