Goa to see 47-day long fishing ban from June 15

Panaji: The state fisheries department has reduced the annual deep-sea fishing ban to 47 days from 61 as mandated earlier.

The revised order issued by fisheries director Shamila Monteiro states that instead of June 1 to July 31, the fishing ban will now come into effect from June 15 to July 31.

The ban is imposed to facilitate breeding of marine fish during the monsoon.

“The government of Goa, having regard to the need to conserve fish; hereby prohibits fishing by fishing vessels fitted with mechanical means of propulsion and by means of trawl net and purse-seine net,” states the order.

However, registered motorised canoes fitted with outboard or inboard motors of up to 10 HP capacities as a means of propulsion, using gill nets only have been allowed to carry out fishing activities. [NT]