Tuna fishing harbour coming soon in Chennai

  • | Monday | 12th August, 2019

“The facility is intended principally to ease out the congested Chennai fishing harbour as it is overflowing with more traffic and fishing activities. The proposed harbour will be about 3.5 km north of Chennai fishing harbour which will provide location advantage and flexibility in harbour operation and fishing activities.”He said the department was already in the final stages of taking over the administrative control ofChennai fishing harbour, which is currently managed by Chennai Port Trust. Once approved, Chennai fishing harbour and proposed tuna fishing harbour can complement each other and pay rich dividends to fishermen of the region.”As per the Detailed Project Report (DPR), the proposed harbour will have fish handling halls, auction hall, cold storage, ice factory, fuelling station, power-back up centres and dormitory for workers. To provide suitable berthing facilities for deep sea fishing boats and reduce fishing pressure in Palk Bay, construction of a fishing harbour at Mookaiyur, a deep sea fishing infrastructure facility at Kunthukal in Ramanathapuram and construction of a fishing harbour at Poompuhar in Nagapattinam were undertaken. I tried for two years and now have converted vessels to gillnet.”Deep sea fishing vs TrawlingGenerally, deep sea fishing voyages last 10 to 15 days based on fish yield.

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