GOA: Even ten days after the annual fishing season began, the directorate of fisheries has not been able to issue many fishing passes to trawler owners to venture into the sea. This is mainly due to the rough weather over the past week which has kept most trawlers anchored, besides the lack of labour force to carry out the operations, an official from the fisheries department said.
“Only about 10% of the total labour force involved in fisheries is currently in Goa to carry out fishing activities. SOPs have already been released on how to carry out the operations and we have fisheries officers, police personnel and coast guards posted at jetties to ensure that the guidelines are followed,” an official from the fisheries department said.
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