Strong measures to ensure trawling ban

Staff Reporter

KOLLAM: A high-level meeting chaired by District Collector K. Ajayakumar, has decided to take strong measures to ensure the observance the trawling ban in the district. The meeting held at the Government Guest House here on Wednesday was attended by representatives of the mechanised fishing boat owners and traditional fishing vessels with in board engine of more than 10 HP.

The owners of the concerned fishing crafts have agreed to cooperate with the ban. While earlier it was only mechanised sector that was banned, from this year a section of the traditional sector has also been banned through a Supreme Court verdict. There were apprehensions that the traditional sector can violate the ban. But their representatives have agreed to cooperate.

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