Friday, 26 June 2015

Objections to stationing of Casino boats in Zuari river

Date: 19th June 2015


To,
Minister of Fisheries
Government of Goa,
Porvorim, Goa


To,
The Chairman,
Murmogao Port Trust,
Headland, Sada, Vasco


To,
Commissioner and Secretary (Ports)
Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa


To,
The Captain of Ports,
Panjim, Goa


To,
The Secretary (Fisheries)
Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa


To,
The Collector (North Goa)
Panjim, Goa


To
The Collector (South Goa)
Margao, Goa



Subject: Objections to stationing of Casino boats in Zuari river
Dear Madam/ Sir,
We have come to know from newspaper reports in Herald May 27, 2015 that off shore casinos in Mandovi is going to be shifted to Zuari River, Chapora River and at Aguada Bay. It is also reported that this decision is taken by Goa’s Port administration.

We have also read on May 25, 2015 at http://tourismbreakingnews.com/seaplane-tourism-in-goa-from-august/ that seaplanes, heli-tourism and amphibious buses would be introduced in Mandovi river, Chapora river and Coco beach from August  2015 onwards. From this it is evident that Mandovi River is going to be congested and fishing activity will be disrupted.
It is therefore clear that Mandovi, Zuari, Aguada bay as well as Chapora River will be faced with new obstacles to fishing activites. All the plans of Goa’s Port Administrations is destined to adversely affect the fishing carried out by traditional fishermen in Goa.

We request you to make sure that these plans of yours are shelved before implementation due to its impact on fishing activities. Casinos from Mandovi must be moved and their operations stopped inside the anywhere in any of the rivers where fishing is disrupted directly and indirectly. Also Mandovi River, Zuari River as well as Chapora River  must be kept obstacle free for fishing and no impediments for fishing in the form of seaplanes, heli-tourism and amphibious, casinos, Marinas be installed in these rivers in near future.

Bharat Mukti Morcha is strongly objects to the introduction of new off shore casinos in Zuari River as it will directly disrupt fishing activities besides other impacts of casinos that are iniquitous. Fishermen in Zuari does not desire the existence of casinos in their midst at all.

Anticipating your quick action,

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,

       Sd/-
Maggie Silveira
President, Bharat Mukti Morcha,
Goa State


             Sd/-
 Mohammad Saleem
Convener, Bharat Mukti Morcha,
Vasco Unit

          

         Sd/-
Sanjay Pereira
Convener, Bharat Mutkti Morcha,
Cacra unit

          
          Sd/-
Rohidas Andrade
Convener, Bharat Mukti Morcha, Bambolim unit

          
          Sd/-
Soccoro Braganza
Convener, Bharat Mukti Morcha,
Siridao unit

          
          Sd/-        
Anthony Cardozo
Convener, Bharat Mukti Morcha,
Curca Unit

       
         Sd/-
Sitaram Pereira
Convener, Bharat Mukti Morcha,
Odxel Unit

      
        Sd/-
Milind Palkar
Convener, Bharat Mukti Morcha,
Nauxi Unit

      
         Sd/-
Chandrakant Lotlikar
Secretary, Bharat Mukti Morcha,
Siridao Unit

            
          Sd/-    
Deu Kankonkar
Secretary, Bharat Mukti Morcha,
Nauxi Unit

        
             Sd/-
Jeronio D’Souza
Co-convener, Bharat Mukti Morcha, 
Siridao Unit

        
           Sd/-
Custodio D’Souza,
Convener, Bharat Mukti Morcha,
Murmogao Taluka

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