Monday 6 November 2023

AGSSRFU letter to Goa CM on Nauxim Marina


190, Nauxim, Tiswadi, Goa 

November 06, 2023


Dr. Pramod Sawant

The Chief Minister 

Government of Goa

Porvorim, Goa

Subject: Withrawal of support to Nauxim AHOY Marina in Zuari river

Respected Sir,

We have come to know from media reports that you are advocating enforcement of AHOY Marina at Nauxim Beach.

We wish to draw your attention urgently to the fact that the draft EIA of the declared that Nauxim Marina will create negative long term irreversible impact on Zuari river fisheries. This means the following:

1. Impact will be negative. It is going to harm Zuari river fisheries. Marina will do bad things to Zuari river.

2. Impact will be long term. Harm caused to fisheries will be long lasting. It is not short term harm.

3. Impact will be irreversible. It will never be possible to undo the harm caused. That means Zuari river fishery will be forever destroyed.

If inspie of all the above points you still support AHOY Marina project then undoubly you are leading the State of Goa's fishery towards suicide and not the accidental death. This is so because project proponents through their draft EIA themselves have declared doom of the Zuari river fishery.

Additionally lease deeds for both the Marinas -Nauxim by Kargwal Constructions and Sancoale by Chowgules-has ensured safely only of the barges navigating in Zuari river. Both the lease deeds has not even acknowledged existence of fishing canoes in Zuari river. So on record Marinas at Nauxim and Sancoale are a strategy to destroy robust Zuari river fishery.

Please retract your support to this Marina at Nauxim Sir before it is too late and intimate the undersigned immidiately.

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,

Shaila D'mello


Laximan Mangueshkar 


Copy to 

Shri Nilkhant Halarnkar,

Minister of Fisheries, 

Government of Goa

Shri Nilesh Cabral,

Minister of Environment, 

Government of Goa,

Porvorim, Goa

Secretary (Fisheries)

Government of Goa,

Porvorim, Goa

Director of Fisheries,

Government of Goa, 

Panaji, Goa

Captain of Ports,

Panaji, Goa

Shri Viresh Borkar

MLA, St. Andre Constituency

Goa Velha, Goa

Smt. Jennifer Monserrate 

MLA, Taleigao Constituency, 

Taleigao, Goa

Shri A. Monserrate,

Minister for Labour, 

Government of Goa,

Porvorim, Goa

Shri Antonio Vaz

MLA, Cortalim Constituency,

Cortalim, Goa


Goa State Bio-diversity Board,

Saligao, Goa


Village Panchayat of Curca-Bambolim-Telaulim,

Tiswadi, Goa


Village Panchayat of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, Goa 


Village Panchayat of Taleigao

Taleigao, Goa


Village Panchayat of Siridao,

Siridao, Goa


Village Panchayat of Cortalim,

Cortalim, Goa 


Village Panchayat of Sancoale,

Sancoale, Goa


Village Panchayat of Chicalim,

Chicalim, Goa

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