Maharashtra State Fisheries Minister, Aslam Sheikh, on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, mentioned that using mechanical fishing boats can be banned within the state from June 1 to July 31, 2021. The choice was taken to guard fish shares and the fishermen throughout monsoons.
As per studies, the months of June and July present a fertile atmosphere for fish to breed and preserving this in thoughts, the ban has been applied on fishing throughout this era to guard the the fish seed manufacturing and save the fish inventory. However, coastal areas in Maharashtra, yearly, face torrential rainfall and lots of fishermen lose their lives and funds attributable to stormy climate.
Contemplating these elements, an order was issued by the Fisheries Division which clarified that beginning June 1 to July 31, 2021, bans have been imposed on mechanical fishing boats as much as 12 nautical miles from the coast of the state. Nevertheless, the fishing ban is not going to apply to non-mechanical boats and if the identical is being completed within the conventional method.
In the meantime, if any mechanical fishing boat is discovered fishing within the waters, through the monsoon fishing ban interval, the identical can be confiscated beneath part 14 of the Maharashtra Maritime Fisheries Regulation Act, 1981 and the provisions of part 17. Furthermore, most punishment can be imposed as properly.
A number of weeks later, the fishermen from some coastal areas in Maharashtra requested the state to postpone the ban from June 15, 2021, as they weren’t capable of earn cash or run enterprise through the current cyclone. Moreover, the continued coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has additionally affected the enterprise in a harsh method.