Monday, 6 March 2017

Records of illegal and ecologically trawler and mini per seine fishing in Zuari river

Date: 30/01/2017

To,
The Director,
Directorate of Fisheries,
Panjim, Goa

Subject:  Illegal fishing in Zuari river: Your action needed

Madam,

We here present to you date-wise fishing rights violations in River Zuari. Your urgent attention and action is needed

No.
Date
Nature of Fishing Rights violation in Zuari
Nature of Action required
01
29:01:2017
Four trawlers carried on fishing from 3.00 am way beyond 8.00 am. One trawler no. 166 (Manohar) and another trawler no. 982 (Monteiro). Identity of remaining two not known.
Action against erring trawlers.
24 hour patrolling of river by Fisheries department to prevent such violations.
02
29:01:2017
One mini per seine boat carried on illegal fishing. Boat sighted inside the river at 7.45 am
24 hour patrolling of river by Fisheries department to prevent such violations.
03
11:01:2017
At 4.00 am eight trawlers carried on illegal fishing near Siridao coast.
24 hour patrolling of river by Fisheries department to prevent such violations.
04
17:01:2017
At 2.00 pm twelve trawlers carried on illegal fishing at Siridao-Cacra shoreline
24 hour patrolling of river by Fisheries department to prevent such violations.
05
16:01:2017
From 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm 10 trawlers carried on illegal fishing close to Nauxi-Siridao Coast.
24 hour patrolling of river by Fisheries department to prevent such violations.
06
10:12:2016
Five trawlers carried on illegal fishing very close to Odxel-Cacra shore within 200 meters at 3.45 pm.
24 hour patrolling of river by Fisheries department to prevent such violations.
07
07:12:2016
Three trawlers carried on illegal fishing near Odxel – Carca coastline within 500 meters at 2.30 pm.
24 hour patrolling of river by Fisheries department to prevent such violations.
08
06:12:2016
Eleven trawlers carried on illegal fishing at close to Odxel-Cacra-Nauxim coastline at 4.15 pm.
24 hour patrolling of river by Fisheries department to prevent such violations.
09
23:11:2016
At 5.00 pm forty trawlers carried on illegal fishing. Director of Fisheries did not answer phone calls.
24 hour patrolling of river by Fisheries department to prevent such violations. Director of Fisheries must communicate directly to Fishermen when called up in emergencies like case of illegal fishing.
10
23:11:2016
At 7.00 am forty mini-per seine boats carried on illegal fishing close to Siridao, Odxel and Cacra coast.
11
22:11:2016
At 6.00 am thirty mini per seine boats carried on illegal fishing.
24 hour patrolling of river by Fisheries department to prevent such violations.
12
21:11:2016
At 4.00 pm six trawlers carried on illegal fishing near Cacra coast.
At 7.00 am 20 mini per seine boats carried on illegal fishing at Odxel-Nauxim-Siridao Coast.
At 8.50 am 10 mini per seine boats carried on illegal fishing.
24 hour patrolling of river by Fisheries department to prevent such violations.
13
16:11:2016
At 8.40 am 20 mini per seine boats carried on illegal fishing in Zuari
24 hour patrolling of river by Fisheries department to prevent such violations.
14
07:11:2016
At 7.00 am forty mini per seine boats carried on illegal fishing.
24 hour patrolling of river by Fisheries department to prevent such violations.
15
04:11:2016
At 7.00 am 30 mini per seine boats carried on illegal fishing near Nauxim, Siridao, Odxel and Cacra coast.
24 hour patrolling of river by Fisheries department to prevent such violations.
16
01:11:2016
At 7.00 am 30 mini per seine boats carried on illegal fishing at Nauxim, Siridao, Odxel and Cacra coast.
At 8.25 am there were still tem mini per seine boats carrying on illegal fishing.
24 hour patrolling of river by Fisheries department to prevent such violations.
You may note that the Earth Charter
(http://earthcharter.org/invent/images/uploads/echarter_english.pdf)  in its Principle 15 (C) reads as follows “Avoid or eliminate to the full extent possible the taking or destruction of non-targeted species.
You may be aware that per seine and mini-per seine nets is all about destruction of non targeting species. Fisheries department has not taken any steps to defend the eco system of Zuari river and allowed mini-per seine boats and trawlers to go on a rampage with their nets of even less than 5 mm in size that catches tiny fish that is either discarded or sold as fertilizer. This is gross insult to fish eating people in Goa and body blow to the eco system of Zuari river.
We call upon you to act on two grounds:

1.       Install 24 hours monitoring of Zuari river for illegal fishing
2.       Limit the net size of those carrying on fishing to 25 mm

Your prompt will be highly appreciated.

Thanking you,

Yours Sincerely,

           Sd/-
Maggie Silveira,
President, Goa State

           Sd/-
Sanjay Pereira
Convener, Cacra unit  

            Sd/-
Rohidas Andrade
Convener, Bambolim unit

             Sd/-
Soccoro Braganza
Convener, Siridao Unit

             Sd/-
Anthony Cardozo
Convener, Curca Unit

           Sd/-
Sitaram Pereira
Convener, Odxel Unit

       Sd/-
Milind Palkar
Convener, Nauxi unit

           Sd/- 
Chandrakant Lotlikar
Secretary, Siridao Unit

          Sd/-
Hanuman Dias
Co-convenor, Odxel Unit

        Sd/-
Honu Dinkar,
Co-convener, Odxel Unit

           Sd/-
Deu Kankonkar
Secretary, Nauxi Unit

            Sd/-
Yeshwant Shirodkar,
Co-convener, Odxel Unit

           Sd/-
Manguesh Sawant,
Odxel unit

          Sd/-
Amir Mardolkar,
Co-convener,
Nauxim Unit

         Sd/-
Francis Coelho,
Co-convener,
Nauxim Unit

          Sd/-
Dulba Pereira,
Co-convener,
Cacra Unit


       Sd/-
Santosh Gauns,
Co-convener, Cacra Unit 

         Sd/-
Sheila D’mello,
Co-convener, Cacra Unit

            Sd/-
Santosh Kukalkar,
Co-convener, Cacra unit




Copy :
1.  Minister of Fisheries, Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa
2.  Superintendent of Police (Coastal Security), Panjim, Goa
3.  Secretary (Fisheries), Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa


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