Awareness camp for fishers

January 19, 2016 12:00 am | Updated September 23, 2016 01:18 am IST - KOCHI:

An awareness camp for fishermen organised by Netfish, the marine fish resources conservation arm of Marine Products Export Development Authority, got under way at the Munambam fishing harbour on Monday.

The event will be on for four days.

Netfish is conducting the programme at a time when marine fishery resources faced serious threat from fishing of juveniles, said a press release here.

The aim of the awareness camp is clean harbour, clean fish. The camp also aims to promote sustainable fishing practices. Illegal fishing of juvenile fishes is still a curse in the marine fisheries sector even after the State government notified minimum legal size for 14 fish varieties, the press release added.

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