Mangaluru: Fishing boats face losses due to high fuel price, return to shore


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jan 11: Rising price of diesel has been placing burden on the vehicle owners. Now, it also has hit the fishing industry, which is the main commercial activity in the coastal districts.

Owners of fishing boats say that because of regular increase of diesel cost, they have been taking a decision to abandon fishing and return to their bases. It is said that already 60 percent boats have come back to the Bunder here where they are anchored.

Cyclones had played havoc with the fishing in 2019 while coronavirus robbed their chances. Now, the fishermen were hoping to replenish the losses but rising price of diesel has been working as stumbling block in realizing their dreams.


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Normally boats undertake fishing for eight to ten days in the deep sea at a stretch. They can hope to make some profit only if they have fish costing not less than seven lac rupees. But now the average fish catches is four to five lac rupees and as such, because of diesel cost hike, they are facing loss of two to three lac rupees for every trip, money earned is not even enough to pay salaries to workers, says a boat owner.

Boat owners point out that diesel subsidy is given only up to 9,000 litres and for the remaining diesel, they have to pay full cost. The demand for fish has fallen and fish stored in cold storage is also not getting sold. Therefore, the fishing industry is facing huge losses, the boat owners say. At the same time fishing workers from Tamil Nadu and Telangana have returned to their homes to celebrate New Year,  Christmas and Pongal. There is shortage of workers too, fishermen leaders stated.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Indian, Sharjah

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    I love the slogan.....Modi hai to mumkin hai.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Without paying our 15 lakhs charging over tax for fuel not at all acceptable.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Bhakths please clarify in which angle you all feel acche din by keeping my religion out.....

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  • Kiran, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Let Election Day come , they still vote for BJP. They were mislead to the advance extent of financially extinct but no reversal .

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  • Dinesh, Udupi

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Hindutwa....!!! voted for BJP now face the consequences Enjoy.....!!! hike in fuel, electricity... prices

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  • Sandy, Udupi

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Lame excuses to get more subsidy. Whatever the fuel price, whatever the subsidy, fish prices in the market is always high and difficult for common man to afford. When fish is sold at such high prices in the coast itelf, how can these fish industry be in loss. Full drama.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Do you even realise that the high price of fish also because of the impact of high fuel prices ?? What if the boats get subsidy ? Transportation vehicles don't ? Unrelated sellers don't ??

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  • Sandy, Udupi

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Transport lorries get subsidy? Unrelated sellers get subsidy? what subsidy? which world are you living? come out of your bhaktaloka.
    Fish prices are high even if they get subsidy. Fish prices are high even if the fuel prices are low. Who are they fooling with their crocodile tears.
    Fish prices are cheaper in Kerala compared to the Canara coast.
    Full drama only

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Now ask Dollar man Nallin he will give you all guttli.

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  • Manohar, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Wait and watch. Ache din. If boat owners going to suffer, then the time will come, the fishing industry also going to corporate world, like adhani ambani. They have sufficient funds to invest and reap benefits.

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  • Browny Kuwait, Kuwait

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Beef banned, chicken sick, vegetable, fruits & all farm grown sold Reliance & Adani, & now fisherman in trouble. What to eat in India? Pork?🤔

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  • Kabir, Cape Town

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Wish congress was in power.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Why ? To loot ? No need. Let BJP continue looting. India is better 'Congress Mukht' Let the citizens experience completely the governance with a difference.

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Remember these same fishermen community had overwhelmingly voted for Modi's ACCHE DIN.

    You get what you deserve...now THAALI BAJAO!!

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  • Praveen, Yekkar / Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Wear Lotus shawl and shout loudly that you are of BJP supporters and get 50% discount on fuel price . Ache Din Aayenge .

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  • saquib, byndoor

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    During election time some of the bjp leaders used to say they will wipe out congress party, to how much extent yhey have done it i don't know but one thing is sure in the coming days they will wipe out almost every sector along with poor and middle class completely only the elite will prevail. bjp has blinded the people so much that they are not able to see their self destruction.

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  • saquib, byndoor

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    ache din agaya hai ab araam hi araam hai
    i actually feel sorry for these guys,

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  • Kudla Stories, Manipal

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    While I sympathize with them, some of these were part of slogan, "Diesel 200 aandala, enklu Modi ge vote paadunu". Unfortunate that truth is like a bitter pill and the bitterness is being felt

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  • AM, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Master stroke from BJP govt. Now the big corporates employee these people for fish catch for megre salaries and all fishing industry will be hold by corporates.
    When you go to buy fish in AC retail shop of these corporates you can find the price like gold and silver

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  • ayes p., kudla/ ksa

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    boda?
    paadle vote paadle!

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  • Roshan, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Ha ha ha Mitron, Man Ki Baat is there soon. Just listen quietly and vote blindly in the next election based on religious sentiments. All will be well. Oh don't worry we will have more statues soon.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    One more Industry is facing closure because of Foolishness ...

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  • saquib, byndoor

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    if petrol/(diesel) is Rs.200 we will vote for Modi.
    now what

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Please vote BJP again in 2024 to power....... and chant Modi, Modi as you wish...... trust me I love it.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    What about promises made at the time of elections.?

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    69% of the fuel cost is actually tax!

    So, it is the tax that is killing the fishing industry.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    So, best to eat yummy veg food...not these highly paid tax formalin costly fish...

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  • Kumar, Udupi

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    Very Sensible comment by Mangalurian : Fuel price is nothing but taxes. Actual price of fuel is very cheap.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 11 2021

    You must convey this to Mr. Vedvyas Kamath, whom you guys voted to win.

    If at all he or his party heads have a hand in the prices of Diesel/Petrol. Explain to him that not all the BJP supporters are very much ready to pay even the fuel prices reach upto 100 per liter.

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