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45-day long annual fishing ban on Eastern Coast of India started

Apr 15, 2015 12:12 IST

The 45-day long annual fishing ban in the territorial waters of Eastern Coastal Zone of the country including Andaman & Nicobar Islands was enforced on 15 April 2015. The ban will help to safeguard fish in their breeding season and increase the fish catch.

During this period of ban, the fishermen with mechanized boats are barred from venturing out into the sea for fishing till mid-night of 31 May 2015. With imposition of this ban, the fisheries authorities have stopped issuing tokens for fishing.

During this period, the fishermen will get time to repair their fishing boats and mend their fishing nets.

On the West Coast including Lakshadweep, the ban on fishing by all fishing vessels in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) beyond the territorial waters is imposed from 15 June – 31 July every year.


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