Mangaluru, May 14, 2020: Small mechanised boats have ventured into fishing on Thursday subject to certain conditions laid down by the Fisheries Department. The Department had issued an order permitting boats of upto 100 Horse Power capacity engines to undertake fishing. Accordingly fishing can be done from 6 am to 5 pm from today onwards.
As per the rules, the fish cannot be auctioned at the port or dock yards and no retail sale of fish can be done there. The fish has to be loaded into vehicles and taken out of the port. After selling fish locally the remaining fish can be sent to processing units in the state or other states.
All boat owners have to provide masks, sanitizers as well as hand wash facilities to their workers. Boats have to immediately return ashore if anyone in it has flu symptoms.