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Uttara Kannada district’s fishermen protest against Bull trawling and floodlight fishing

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Bhatkallys News Bureau/ Fristen Dias

Karwar 10 Jan 2018: “Bull trawling and floodlight fishing at night has resulted in several species of fishes disappearing from the region” said the fishermen from Kumta, Ankola, Bhatkal, Karwar and other places of the coastal districts, they were protesting against the Bull trawling and floodlight fishing in the region at the office of Deputy Commissioner of Karwar Dirstrict SS Nakul  on Monday 08 Jan and called for his interpretation in the matter to stop such methods of dishing in the region.

The protest was led by the officials of Uttara Kannada’s Naval fisheries Organisation Sadhananda Harikanth, Sudhakar Thari,and  Somayya Harikanth.

Sadhananda Harikanth, the president of the organization, while speaking at the DCs office referred to the Central Govt. order issued on Nov 10 banning the floodlights fishing in all the states, but alleged that it was still being practiced in several places in Coastal Karnataka.

If the practice of Bull trawling and floodlight fishing is still active in the Coastal Karnataka as said by Harikantha, it indeed possess a threat to the several species of the fishes which will get extinguished in near future and can result in the fishermen bearing the cost for it.

(Originally posted in Kannada on Udayavani.com translated in English by Bhatkallys staff Fristen Dias and further edited by Ismail Zaorez)

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