KENDRAPARA: It is six in the morning yet there is no trace of fishermen at the main fishing harbour in village Kharinashi in coastal Kendrapara.

Instead they are seen fishing in nearby rivers and creeks. Reason: the authorities have imposed fishing ban from November 1 to May 31 in the Gahiramatha Marine Sanctuary covering 20 km off the coast to protect endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles.