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Karnataka: Transporting fish in open vehicles to be banned January 10,2019   |  Source: The Hindu

Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner S. Sasikanth Senthil said here on Wednesday that he has constituted a sub-committee comprising officials from Transport and Fisheries departments to contain fish waste water spilling on roads and foul smell from rotten fish being transported in open vehicles.

Interacting with mediapersons during the Meet-the-Press programme here, Mr. Senthil said Goa and Kerala have imposed strict ban on movement of fish in open vehicles and similar measures would be emulated here. He said fish transporters would be asked to carry fish only in containerised vehicles fitted with waste water tank.

“Transporting fish in open vehicles would completely be prohibited,” he said. Regarding transportation of rotten fish from Mangaluru fishing harbour to fish meal factories in Ullal by mini-goods vehicles, Mr. Senthil said the administration would ask the concerned to use barges between the harbour and fish meal factories on the other side of Netravathi.

No sand shortage

Responding to questions on sand availability in the district, Mr. Senthil said there was no shortage of sand for construction activities. The only issue the administration is concerned about is illegal sand extraction in coastal regulation zone affecting the environment, he said. “The

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