Wednesday 31 December 2014

Repeated violations in Zuari river, what is the solution?

December 31, 2014 morning at 10.00 am two trawlers found to be engaged in illegal fishing activities off Cacra coast. One of the two trawlers is named ‘Netra’ owned by Tulsidas Kukalkar of Vasco. This trawlers is engaging in illegal fishing third time in December 2014. Earlier this month it was detained by fishermen at Siridao coast and documents confiscated at mid-night of 3-4 December 2014 in Zuari river. The offender is yet to be booked.

Bharat Mukti Morcha units on Zuari coast contacted Fisheries Minister as well as Director of Fisheries over their mobiles but both did not answer.  They were then informed via sms on their respective mobiles. 

Later on Director of Fisheries Sharmila Monteiro answered the call Bharat Mukti Morcha State and informed that she has directed coastal police at Marmagao Harbor to act against the erring trawlers in Zuari River. She also informed that from January 01st 2015 there will be regular patrolling in Zuari River.

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