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Goa: Cutbona boat owners to start work on Sept 1 July 22,2020   |  Source: Goa.Com

The Cutbona Boat Owners Association and Fishermen Society together held a meeting to finalise the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and unanimously decided start their business operations from September 1 instead of August 1. This included the fishing boat owners and purse-seine fishermen. Chairman of Mercantile Boats Owners Association Antonio Fernandes and Cutbona Boat Owners Association President, Roque Dourado, agreed to start the fishing season a month later.

Velim Sarpanch and fellow boat owner, Savio D’Silva added that they have placed the demand not to allow labourers for work without a Covid-19 negative certificate. He further stated that the labourers will be strictly made to show their ID and aadhar card while entering and exiting the jetty. All the fishermen are expected to work with strict compliance to the SOPs and limited number of labourers.

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