Fishing in Kerala coast, southeast Arabian Sea completely banned

South India

The Kerala government has warned fishermen not to put out to sea from Thursday midnight and prohibited fishing activities in view of the possible formation of a low pressure area over South East and adjoining Arabian Sea.


India Meteorological Department (IMD) has informed that southwest monsoon will arrive in Kerala coast by the first week of June. The state will receive rainfall in the next five days. 

"Fishing activities have been completely prohibited since midnight tonight on the Kerala coast and South East parts of the Arabian sea. Those who have already left for the deep sea, shouldreturn to the coast as early as possible,"  CM Pinarayi Vijayan said.

On Thursday, the IMD announced that conditions are favourable in Kerala for the onset of the southwest monsoon on June 1.

"A low-pressure area is likely to form over the southeast and adjoining east-central Arabian Sea from May 31 to June 4, 2020. In view of this, conditions are very likely to become favourable from June 1, 2020 for the onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala," the IMD said in its bulletin.

Many parts of Kerala have been receiving rains since the past few days. 

Kerala had received unprecedentedrains during the previous two consecutive monsoons, causing massive devastation and claiming hundreds of lives, besides leaving many homeless.

With inputs from Agency

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