Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)
Mangaluru, May 4: Dakshina Kannada district deputy commissioner (DC) Dr Rajendra K V, said that selling of fish in retail and purchase of the same by the general public at the fishing port located at the Bunder area here have been banned.
He was speaking after presiding over a meeting of MLAs and fisheries department officials at the auditorium of the deputy commissioner's office on Monday May 3. Rajendra said that this decision has been taken as people who flock Bunder area in large numbers for buying fish create a crowd there, which can facilitate the spread of the pandemic. He stated that unnecessary movement of the public in fishing port areas in the city has been strictly banned, and advised people to buy fish at the markets located in their localities. He warned that in addition to imposition of fines, other action as may be necessary will be taken without any lenience.
The DC asked officials confirm that the Covid guidelines are followed in Bunder areas, and collect video footage of those violating rules. He asked more home guards and police to be positioned at Bunder area. He asked the merchants to provide sanitisers and cloth masks to their workers and ensure that they are properly used. He said that if norms are not followed, fishing activity will have to be banned.
MLA Vedavyasa Kamath, asked the officials to take strict measures against violators and use loudspeakers to convey information to the people as well as the fish vendors.
Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation chairman Nitin Kumar, city mayor Premananda Shetty, commissioner Akshy Sridhar, additional deputy commissioner Dinesh Kumar, and assistant police commissioner P A Hegde, were present.