As Bharat Mukti Morcha has filed complaints illegal fishing activities has got into reactive mode and are carrying on the illegal acts with vengeance. 23rd January 2015 at 6.00 am 16 trawlers were illegally fishing in Zuari river. Fisheries department Superintendent was on leave as reported by him over the phone when asked to act. Police at harbor in Vasco said their boat does not have diesel. In spite of informing Government authorities no fuel has been supplied for Patrol boats of Police. So illegal fishing continues.
Director Sharmila Moneiro’s mobile was coming out of range while fisheries Minister Avertano Furtado did not receive calls. They were both informed via sms. Later in the day Sanjay Pereira did speak to the Fisheries Minister over the phone. The response however was not known.