Thiruvananthapuram: Another ban on trolling in the state. Trolling is banned from July 9 to July 31. Fishermen have already lost their livelihoods due to the spread of covid and the subsequent lockdown. Meanwhile, the ban on trolling is on the rise. Although traditional fishermen can do surface fishing, the scarcity of fish is of little concern to them.
There was also a situation where fishing could not go due to Cyclone Tauktae and Cyclone Yaas. During the 52 days of the trolling ban, the coast will be completely starved. With the onset of the monsoon, the situation will worsen. Although free rations are available, fishermen are worried about how to raise money for their children’s education and other necessities. Free rations will be given only to those engaged in trolling and allied workers. BPL’s can get up to a maximum of 25 kg of rice at Rs. Other states offer special financial packages to fishermen during this period.