Thursday 12 August 2021

Objections to ongoing illegal purse seine and trwling in Zuari river


190, Nauxi, Bambolim, Tiswadi, Goa. 403 206 Mobile: 8805074643 


Date: 11/08/2021


The Director, 

Department of Fisheries, 

Panjim, Goa

Subject: Objections to ongoing illegal purse seine and trawling in Zuari river


There are repeated instances of illegal fishing in Zuari River from 08/08/2021. Around 35 purse seine fishing boats carried illegal fishing on 08/08/2021 for several hours from early morning to afternoon. 

Today besides purse seine fishing boats there are four trawlers inside the river carrying the illegal fishing from early morning to afternoon. On reporting this matter to control room over the phone of the Fisheries department response given today morning is that our information is wrong and we are objecting without basis. 

You are therefore requested to check if the staff attending Fisheries control is on the payroll of those carrying on illegal fishing in Zuari River and initiate action against those irresponsible. 

You are advised to take immidiate and effective appropriate action against those using purse seine and trawling fishing nets in Zuari river as they are destructive fishing gears for rivers and banned by law within 5 km from the shore.

Thanking you, 

Yours sincerely,

Roque Menezes 


Copy to:  

Convenor, National Platform for Small Scale Fish Workers 

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