Mangaluru: Government plans floating fishing jetties to handle excessive boats


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Feb 13: Because of large number of mechanized fishing boats operating from the fishing ports here and at Malpe, there have often been complex traffic jams and accidents. The government has now envisaged a plan to introduce floating jetties to handle these problems.

Accidents often happen when anchoring of mechanized boats and also when conducting fishing. Traffic jams are a regular phenomenon and unloading of fish often poses a huge problem for the boats. Both Mangaluru and Malpe ports suffer from paucity of space for constructing jetties. Therefore, the government feels that floating jetties could provide a lasting solution to the problems.


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At present, 1,375 mechanized fishing boats conduct fishing at Mangaluru while Malpe has 1,742 boats. Both the places suffer from space crunch. Therefore the government wants to build two floating jetties at a cost of Rs 12.5 crore. The jetties, costing Rs 6.25 crore each, will be built on experimental basis in the form of pilot projects. Important meetings about the proposed project were held under the aegis of Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation. Two delegations, one from here and another from Udupi, are preparing to go to Goa on February 14 to check the floating jetties there. However, in Goa, these jetties are used for tourism. Based on the report of the delegation, Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation will take further action.

The jetties will take three to six month’s time to complete. They do not need concrete pillars at the bottom of the sea. The floating jetties can be installed at a spot with chains, and when needed, they can be shifted. They last 20 to 25 years, and have no side effects on environment. In some foreign countries, such floating jetties are functional.

 

  

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  • WILLIAM, BANGALORE

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    FLOATING JETTIES ARE GOOD WHEN DENSITY OF BOAT MOVEMENT IS LARGE (.) THESE ARE EXTENSIVELY USED IN DUBAI/ GULF / WESTERN COUNTRIES, AT MARINAS, FOR EASY ACCESS TO YATCHS AND PLEASURE BOATS.(.) I HAVE RESERVATIONS ON THE UTILITY OF THESE AT FISHING HARBOURS (.) THESE COULD BE BEST USED AT ST. MARYS ISLAND, MALPE, TO FERRY THE TOURISTS WHO ARE NOW JUMPING FROM ONE BOAT TO OTHER TO REACH THE ISLAND, WHICH AT TIMES IS UNCOMFORTABLE / SCARY. THIS EXPERIMENT IS LAUDABLE (.)

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  • Save My India., India.

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    All these exercise are futile, as long as India doesn't allow time for fishes to breed naturally in the seas, control plastic and all hazardous waste in the seas and water bodies.
    Over fishing has certainly brought down the yield of sea and other water fishes.
    Catching tiny fish for the sake of survival has back fired at the fishing business already.

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  • Lancy Dsa, Mudarangadi/ Kalmady

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Yes. Not at all suitable for fishing trawlers. Instead construct hetty along riverside.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Catch of fish is very low these days. Several Factories and fish processing plants have closed doors due to non affordable GST! Often extra catch if at all goes waste and low quality fish is dumped since no takers for preservation! That's all about ache din Sir!!

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  • Ruben Pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    I think there is already over fishing along the Indian coast. encouraging use of more boats will be irreversible damage to fishing on the long run.

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  • abdulla, india

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    They can use the Recycled Plastic to make these Floating Buoys..
    This a good idea.

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