June 25, 2018, Chennai

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The Kasimedu fishing harbour is abuzz with activity again after the 61-day fishing ban. From netting as little as 20 tonnes of fish daily over the last year, Kasimedu fishermen on Sunday brought to shore more than 200 tonnes.

With the ban on trawl fishing  ending last week,  fishermen are hopeful of improved catch in the next three months.

Meanwhile, a two-month ban on trawl fishing was imposed in Kerala, Karnataka and Goa. Fish prices would plummet in July when fishermen along the Arabian Sea resume work. Kasimedu harbour caters to markets in Chintadripet, Purasawalkam, Maduravoyal, Vanagaram, Pattalam, Aminjikarai, Jam Bazaar, Saidapet, Thiruvanmiyur, Tambaram and Kovalam.