Thiruvananthapuram: The 52-day ban on the Kerala coast will start from midnight Sunday, with about 5,000 fishing Ships (trawlers) barred from living near the coast as their presence may hamper fish breeding process. The official informed that, "any boat violating these rules will be fined 2 lakh 50 thousand rupees. "
However, the ban, which is to be imposed every year since 1988, will not be effective on traditional fishermen. Talking to the press, a fisheries official of the state government has said that fishing trawlers have been banned in coastal waters. This is the moment when fishes reproduce and any disturbances in that process decimate the sea money.
As a result of the ban in the coastal state of Kerala, the price of fish will go up. More than 200 villages in Kerala are fishing in the sea. More than seven lakh fishermen live here. Let me tell you that the main source of Kerala's income depends on the fish, which is where the Government has taken appropriate steps from time to time.