Fishing has resumed in the state after a long hiatus. Traditional boats and mechanized boats went to sea. Fishing has been suspended for more than five months due to lockdown restrictions and a ban on trawling. In the evening the traditional boats and after midnight the boats set out to sea with a net of hope. Permission for fishing and sale is granted after a long hiatus. The coastal people who turned their backs on Varuthi got a not-so-bad call on their first voyage. But it will take time for COVID to regain the life he led.
There was a big dispute over the sale at Shakthikulangara Harbour. The dispute was sparked by the fact that the entire wholesaler sought access to the harbor. The district administration is of the view that about 300 wholesalers will be allowed entry only on alternate days. If so, traders who are targeting the export market will also say that they do not buy fish. Meanwhile, the Neendakara, where fish is traded to the local market, has been selling well since morning.
Fishing and marketing are permitted with restrictions. Boats with single and double numbers can only go to sea on alternate days. Auctions avoided in harbors. The fish will be priced by the Harbour Management Society. The harbors are open from 9 pm to 5 pm the next day. A maximum of seven boats may not approach at a time. House-to-house sales are prohibited. Social distance will be strictly enforced in small markets.