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Trawling ban to be strictly enforced

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Mechanised boats asked to leave coast

District Collector R. Girija has asked officials to ensure strict compliance with trawling ban which would be in force till July 31. The District Police Chief, the District Supply Officer, and Fisheries Deputy Director have been authorised to monitor compliance.

All mechanised boats, including those from neighbouring States, have been asked to leave the coastal area. The Collector has asked diesel outlets facing waterways along the coast to be closed during the period of the trawling ban.

Meanwhile, fishermen operating traditional boats have reportedly got a considerable catch of prawns in the past few days. The catch is not associated with the Chakara, a phenomenon marked by large shoals of fish surfacing in the coastal waters during monsoon season. Chakara has been occurring belatedly and on a smaller scale in recent years.

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