Fishermen blame officials for permitting use of banned fishnets

The Hindu | Feb 14, 2020 at 1:02 PM
  • Despite submitting petitions for many years, the officials at the Department of Fisheries have not been taking any tangible action against those using banned fishnets and as a result, the entire fishing sector was facing threat.
  • Speaking at the fishermen grievance redressal meeting held at the Collectorate, he charged that the Fisheries Minister and the officials allegedly connived with select fishermen.
  • As part of the welfare measures, the government has issued bio-metric cards, identity cards, provided tokens and communication devices to the fishermen.