Thursday 9 May 2024

Mechanised fishing in Zuari river

09 May 2024


The Superitendent of Police,

Coastal Security,

Panaji, Goa 


The Director,

Department of Fisheries,

Panaji, Goa


Captain of Ports,

Government of Goa,

Panaji, Goa

Subject: Mechanised fishing in Zuari river -Serious matter concerning WP 2844/23 at Goa Bench of Bombay High Court


This is to bring to your attention that mechanised fishing through purse seine fishing gear was carried on inside Zuari river from  04 May 2024 to 07 May 2024 midnight and beyond.

This indicates that all the measures that Director of Fisheries and Superitendent of Fisheries, Coastal Security has promised in the Court affidavit is not functional as no patrol boat from any of the concerned Governments are seen in Zuari river during mid-night and beyond.

You are requested to take urgent note on this breach and take necessary steps to avoid similar incidents in near future.

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,

Shaila D'mello

(President, All Goa Small Scale Responsible Fisheries Union)

Laximan Mangueshkar


Copy to:

Chief Justice,

Goa Bench of Bombay High Court, Porvorim, Goa

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