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Karnataka: Expect higher fish prices soon- Lockdown has worsen fishing activity putting boat owners in loss by Alfie Dsouza May 04,2021   |  Source: Mangalorean

After the government enforced a fortnight-long partial lockdown from Tuesday night till May 12, Fishermen are unable to sell the entire catch before the closing time, of 10:00 am. The fishing sector that was already hit by delay in diesel subsidy reimbursement and a drastic reduction in catch is gasping under COVID-19 restrictions as fishermen are unable to get a good price for their catch, within the four hours of morning relaxation window. This morning the price of some of the fish have reached very high- Seer fish aka Anjal is Rs 1200 per kg, Ladyfish aka Kane over Rs 1000 per kg, Mackerels aka Bangude Rs 220 per kg, and so on – these are the prices gone up since a few days. The three coastal districts, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada, had robust marine fishing till a few years ago which, of late, has been affected by reduced catch. An increase in the number of deep-sea vessels, unbridled marine resources exploitation and environmental pollution have all contributed to the reduction in marine resources, according to the owners in the fishing sector. With the government enforcing the fortnight-long partial lockdown from Tuesday night till May 12 with a window for buying essentials between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., fishermen are finding it difficult to dispose of

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