Nagercoil: Fishermen using vallam (catamarans), belonging to Muttom, Kadiyapattinam and Colachel did not venture into the sea on Monday as the government is yet to demarcate the areas for mechanised boat operators.

According to informed sources, owing to invasion of mechanised boat operators in their areas, they could not go for fishing.

Suresh of Colachel and Robert Kennedy of Vaniykudi lodged a complaint with the police that a few fishermen from Kadiyapattinam and surrounding areas had seized their catch and damaged their mechanised boats while they were returning to the shore from Vizhinjam.

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