The government has imposed a 65-day ban on fishing off the Bay of Bengal to try and preserve the fish stock and boost their breeding.
The ban -- lasting from May 20 until July 23 -- is timed to occur with the breeding season. All types of fishing vessels will be covered by the restriction.
The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock issued a notification in this connection on April 13.
Fishing in all coastal countries across the remain prohibited for two to three months during the breeding season as it is essential to ensure a safe environment for brood fish during this time.