Fishing hartal on Kerala coastline begins

Kollam: A fishing hartal is being observed on the coastal areas of the state on Saturday and is convened by the Matsya Mekhala Samrakshana Samiti, demanding cancellation of the MoU between the Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation (KSINC) and a U.S.-based company for deep-sea fishing. Three outfits are staying away from the 24-hour hartal.

From midnight, boats refused to venture into the sea and protests are being held in various places. Fishing community will also take out protest marches.

The decision on the hartal was taken following a meeting with Fishers’ unions, boar owners’ association, representatives of traditional fishermen and people’s representatives.

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