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Lockdown could have long-lasting impact on fishing industry

INDIA
Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 07:00 (GMT + 9)

The forced fishing holiday due to the 21-day lockdown will have a long-lasting impact on the fishing industry in Mangaluru, which is already dented by lesser catch this year. With investments already made, extension of the lockdown could end the fishing season. Fishermen fear they will be unable to resume operations this season if the lockdown extended as the industry largely depends on labourers from other states. The region has witnessed a steady influx of migrant labourers from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Bihar and they may not return immediately. Umesh Karkera Kulai, boat owner and honorary president, Purse Seine Boat Owners Fishermen Association, said, “When compared to the previous year, there is 30% catch reduction this year. Currently, about 3,000 trawlers and purse seine boats have been anchored at the Old Port. Even if the lockdown period... FULL STORY

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