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SIFT advocates 3 month fishing ban

SIFT advocates 3 month fishing ban
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The State Institute of Fisheries Technology (SIFT) has suggested that a three month ban between November and January be imposed on fishing. This is to ensure uninterrupted crab breeding period, according to Fisheries Development Officers Dr T Viaya Bharati.

to Promote crab culture in EG district

Kakinada: The State Institute of Fisheries Technology (SIFT) has suggested that a three month ban between November and January be imposed on fishing. This is to ensure uninterrupted crab breeding period, according to Fisheries Development Officers Dr T Viaya Bharati.

The exports of live crabs from East Godavari to Southeast Asian countries, particularly Indonesia, fetch considerable foreign exchange to the State. The conditions in Coringa mangroves areas in Tallarevu Mandal of East Godavari are well suited for breeding crabs under natural conditions. The crab breeding is providing livelihood to over 10,000 fishermen families in surrounding areas.

But the mode of farming being adopted by the fishermen has now become a matter of concern, according to SIFT officials They have pointed out that the over-exploitation of crab stocks may cause crisis. Exporters buy only big sized crabs. The fishermen, after selling the big sized crabs to exporters, are dumping the remaining stocks in local market.

The small sized crabs are supposed into the holes of mangroves. The SIFT scientists have also found increase in pollution levels in the entire mangroves area as a cause of concern. Raise in the pollution in the areas has been caused by release of Industrial effluent into sea waters.

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