Call up the Goa Fisheries Minister Vinoda Palyenkar on his mobile 9158252727 and ask him to act now to protect fisheries in Zuari and stop trawlers and purse seine boats from carrying on illegal fishing. Tell him enough is enough. On May 15, 2018 at 6.40 pm two trawlers are illegally fishing in Zuari river.
According to reports received one mini purse seine boat bearing name Fatima with registration number 1614 cut and destroyed fishing nets of local fisherman from Odxel at Odxel coast in Zuari river. The incident occurred on May 12, 2018 between 6.30 am to 7.30 am when fisherman was fishing river. Purse seine nets are banned in rivers and within 5 kms distance from the coast. However there are frequent violations and fisheries department and coastal police are duty bound to crack down on the same. One regular notorious violator noticed is boat “Netra” registered with Goa Fisheries department.