Fishing to resume from June 14

June 12, 2017 12:00 am | Updated 04:54 am IST - Machilipatnam

Ban has been in force since April 14

Fishing activity in the Bay of Bengal will resume from the midnight of June 14 in the State following a successful 61-day ban observed by the fisherfolk to ensure safe breeding of the marine fish species. The annual fishing ban came into force from April 14.

The fisherfolk operate an estimated 1,306 boats, including 106 mechanised ones, in Krishna district alone. The Fisheries Department has identified 6,700 beneficiaries for the package being offered for loss of their livelihood during the ban.

According to an official, Rs. 4 crore has been sanctioned for the Krishna district and is expected to be disbursed soon.

The fisherfolk have all set to venture into sea from Gilakaladindi harbour and Nagayalanka after offering prayers.

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