Body of fisherman missing since 2 days in Paradip of Odisha found

Paradip: In a tragic incident, a fisherman had gone missing since two days since two days said reports on Friday. His body has been fished out today.

It has been reported that while fishing the man allegedly got stuck in a river vortex and got sucked in. The deceased has been identified as Sashi Badaie. The body has been recovered by the marine police and investigation is underway in this matter.

However it is worth mentioning that, the Government had imposed a 61-day-long fishing ban in Paradip of Odisha to help increase fish population. According to reliable reports, the ban shall be in force till June 14.

It is worth mentioning here that, none of the boats which are fitted with engines will be allowed to venture into the sea for fishing during the ban period. However, the small and non-mechanized boats that are less than 8.5 metres long with nets having big gaps are exempted from the ban.

The ban has become now a matter of concern for more than 20,000 people who earn their livelihood by fishing in Paradip area. Over 650 trawlers and 350 mechanized boats are engaged for fishing, said source. However, the fishermen community has welcomed the move but urged the Government to provide and alternate source of livelihood to them so that they can manage their families for these 61 days.

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