Mangaluru: The post of chairperson of the Karnataka State Fisheries Development Corporation was lying vacant for quite some time.
There is a new incumbent with the appointment of B Hiriyanna Chatrabettu to the position by the state government which came into imediate effect to remain in force until further orders.
Hiriyanna is a senior Congressman from Udupi district. Being a prominent leader of the Mogaveera community, he has profound knowledge in the field.
He took charge in the head office in Mangaluru on July 20. Soon after taking over, he inspected the fisheries pre-processing unit and the processing unit of European Union standard, located in the yard of the premises next to the office.