The annual ban on fishing in East Coast area will commence from Monday, April 15 and continue till May 31. The government of Andhra Pradesh has imposed the ban to protect marine life. Engine propelled trawlers and mechanised boats are not allowed for fishing activities during the ban period.
The ban coincides with the spawning season for fish, during which they release eggs. As trawlers use fishing nets with small gaps, eggs and young ones (fries) would be caught in the net, leading to resource depletion.