Thursday, 31 December 2015

Zuari Fishing rights violations: Call to install permanent 24 hour patrolling vessel



Date: 28th December 2015

To,
Mr. A. Monsorrate,
The Member of Legislative Assembly,
Santa Cruz Constituency, Goa

To,
Mrs. Jenifer Monsorrate,
The Member of Legislative Assembly,
Taleigao Constituency,
Goa

To,
Vishnu Surya Wagh,
The Member of Legislative Assembly,
St. Andre Constituency,
Goa

To,
The Sarpanch,
Taleigao village Panchayat,
Taleigao, Goa

To,
The Sarpanch,
Santa Cruz Village Panchayat,
Santa Cruz, Goa

To,
The Sarpanch,
Curca-Bambolim-Nauxim Panchayat,
Bambolim, Goa

To,
The Sarpanch,
Siridao village Panchayat,
Siridao, Goa

To,
The Sarpanch,
Agacaim village Panchayat,
Agacaim, Goa


Subject: Continues illegal fishing in Zuari River and call to install permanent 24 hour patrolling vessel

Dear Madam/Sir,

We wish to bring to your attention continues fishing rights violations in Zuari. Fisheries department has been totally ineffective in curbing this. The problem is that the kind of fishing that is going on in Zuari in form of mechanized trawler fishing and mini per seining are not only illegal but also ecologically dangerous. Police as well as Fisheries department has proved to be ineffective to curb illegal fishing. This is very surprising to us. Here we share the latest data of illegal fishing in Zuari. We write to you as in past. We thank you for your past intervention in defense of  traditional fishermen in Zuari river and we once again call upon you to speak out and act.
Here are the latest instances of violations of fishing rights caused by Trawlers and Mini per seining:

Date with Time
Nature of Fishing Rights Violations in Zuari
24/12/2015 at .30 pm
Two trawlers carried on illegal fishing in Zuari very close to Cacra-Odxel Coast. Harbour Police contacted.
18/12/2015 at 4 am
4 mini per seining boats carried on illegal fishing.
17/12/2015 at 6.00 am
4 mini per seining boats carried on illegal fishing.
21/12/2015 at 4.00 am
4 mini per seining carried on illegal fishing
20/12/2015 at 4.30 am
4 mini per seining carried on illegal fishing
20/12/2015 at 5.00 am
3 trawlers carried on illegal fishing
27/12/2015 at 7. 45 am
15 mini per seining carried on illegal fishing
27/12/2015 at 9.00 am
15 trawlers carried on illegal fishing within 200 meters of Siridao-Odxel Coast. Harbour Police contacted. Replied that someone has committed suicide at Borim. Police Boat has gone to get the dead body out. Police has only one Patrol Boat. It is not sufficient.

We call upon installing permanent fishing patrol Boat in Zuari to solve this problem. Happy New Year 2016 and hope that fishing rights violations will not be carried on in the New Year.
Thank you.
Anticipating your action,
Yours Sincerely,


Maggie Silveira
President,
Goa State Unit


Sanjay Pereira
Convener,
Cacra unit


Rohidas Andrade
Convener,
Bambolim unit


Soccoro Braganza
Convener,
Siridao Unit

Anthony Cardozo
Convener,
Curca Unit


Sitaram Pereira
Convener,
Odxel Unit


Milind Palkar
Convener,
Nauxi unit


Chandrakant Lotlikar
Secretary, Bharat Mukti Morcha,
Siridao Unit

Hanuman Dias
Co-convenor
Odxel Unit


Honu Dinkar,
Co-convener,
Odxel Unit


Deu Kankonkar
Secretary,
Nauxi Unit


Bikaro Dias
Co-convener,
Odxel Unit


Yeshwant Shirodkar,
Co-convener,
Odxel Unit


Manguesh Sawant,
Co-convener,
Odxel unit


Amir Mardolkar,
Co-convener,
Nauxim Unit


Francis Coelho,
Co-convener,
Nauxim Unit


Dulba Pereira,
Co-convener,
Cacra Unit


Santosh Gauns,
Co-convener,
Cacra Unit


Sheila D’mello,
Co-convener
Cacra Unit

Santosh Kukalkar,
Co-convener
Cacra unit




Copy to   (1) Minister of Fisheries, Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa
                 (2) Secretary (Fisheries), Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa
                 (3) Director of Fisheries, Panjim, Goa
                 (4) Chief Secretary, Secretariate, Porvorim, Goa


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