Malpe: The Malpe Fishermen’s Association along with various other groups and organizations staged a massive protest rally on Sunday seeking action in tracing the missing fishermen.
The fishing activity came to a standstill in Malpe and Udupi over the last several days causing a loss of over Rs. 6 crores.
Reports say that close to 50,000 people participated in the massive protest on Sunday. The protests consisted of fishermen, members of various other communities, organizations and groups supporting the cause. This caused disruption in vehicular traffic on Malpe roads.
The trawlers will be venturing into the deep sea today to start fishing. A meeting of various organizations was held under the leadership of Malpe Fishermen’s Association on Sunday and decision was taken to start fishing again informed the Satish Kunder, President of Malpe Fishermen’s Association.
It was decided in the meeting that the boats will venture out into the sea in phases and the first two days will be compulsorily used in locating the missing trawler and its crew. The fishermen were also instructed to alert the authorities if they get any clue about the missing boat.
The missing “Suvarna Tribhuja” a deep sea fishing trawler had gone into the deep sea along with seven crew from Malpe Fishing Harbour on December 13 and then went missing mysteriously.
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