Goa: Reduced fishing ban period gets mixed reactions

The central government’s decision to curtail the period of annual ban on fishing by mechanised vessels from 61 to 47 days has evoked mixed reactions among the fishing community in Goa. After the chief minister announced that the order will be implemented in Goa, the decision has been welcomed by some trawler owners, while others have expressed displeasure at the limited number of days for fish breeding.