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Tag: Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

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Riddle Of The Olive Ridleys In Odisha

Though mechanised fishing is banned at the congregation zones, every year thousands of turtles are killed due to illegal fishing due to lack of proper patrolling by the Forest Department.

Odisha: 22 Held For Unlawful Fishing Activity In Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

Kendrapara: At least 22 fishermen have been arrested on the charge of carrying out unlawful activity in the turtle-concentration zones of Gahirmatha marine sanctuary, a forest department official here said on Friday. Two trawlers used by the intruders for fishing along the prohibited sanctuary area were seized by the department’s patrol teams, he said. The […]

5 Trawlers Seized, 36 Fishermen Arrested For Fishing In Gahirmatha
5 Trawlers Seized, 36 Fishermen Arrested For Fishing In Gahirmatha

Kendrapara: 36 fishermen were arrested for unlawful fishing activity in the turtle concentration zones of Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in the Kendrapara district. Five fishing trawlers were also seized as these are banned in the area. Those arrested are traditional marine fishermen from Balasore, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts. The fishing vessels had trespassed into the prohibited […]

Odisha Forest Dept Suspends Official For Embezzling Fish Seized From Gahirmatha
Odisha Forest Dept Suspends Official For Embezzling Fish Seized From Gahirmatha

Kendrapara: A forest department official, engaged in Olive Ridley turtle protection exercise at the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary, was suspended on Thursday for alleged embezzlement of fish seized from a trawler. Though around 18 quintals of sea fish had been recovered, the staff had put the quantity on record at only two quintals, Rajnagar Mangrove (Wildlife) […]

Live Olive Ridley Turtles Seized, Six Arrested In Odisha

Kendrapara: Forest personnel on Friday seized live Olive Ridley turtles from a trawler and arrested six fishermen from Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in the district. The fishing vessel had trespassed into prohibited sanctuary corridors contravening the provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1975, the Orissa Marine Fishing Regulation Act, 1982 and rules of the sanctuary, a […]

Dolphin Census In Odisha Sanctuaries On Jan 19

Kendrapara: After a five-year break, annual headcount exercise of dolphins inhabiting along brackish water bodies of the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary and Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in Odisha will be held on January 19, a forest official said on Tuesday. A survey of these animals is vital for the study of the growth pattern of the aquatic […]

9 Held For Fishing In Prohibited Zone Of Gahirmatha

Kendrapara: Nine persons were taken into custody by forest personnel on Monday for unlawful fishing activities, in a mid-sea interception along the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Odisha, officials said. The trawl used by them for fishing along the prohibited marine sanctuary was seized by the patrolling unit of the forest department near Hukitola coast, an […]

Column: Save The Dolphins

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Carcasses of three Irrawaddy dolphins including a calf were found recently on the Pentha beach within Gahirmatha marine sanctuary limits. This should be a matter of concern for wildlife officials and Nature lovers alike because these man-friendly mammals are an endangered species covered under Schedule I of Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, […]

Andhra fishermen sent to jail for poaching sharks in prohibited Odisha coast

Paradip: Seven fishermen, who were arrested by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Monday allegedly for fishing and poaching endangered species of sharks in the prohibited Gahiramatha Marine Sanctuary area in Kendrapara district, were sent to judicial custody after court rejected their bail pleas today. According to a release of the ICG, a patrolling team […]

Administration on toes as mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles begins

Kendrapara/Puri: It is now testing time for authorities as the mass nesting of endangered Olive Ridley turtles has begun at Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Kendrapara and Astaranga in Puri district. Hundreds of Olive Ridley turtles are now thronging the two prominent locations in Odisha to lay eggs. This has prompted officials of the forest department […]

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Coast Guard launches operation for Olive Ridley turtles

Kendrapara: The Indian Coast Guard has launched ‘Operation Oliva’ along the sea waters of Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary here as part of its mission to ensure safe mid-sea breeding of Olive Ridley turtles and to intercept intruding fishing vessels. In a joint effort with the state forest department, the turtle conservation programme is in full swing […]

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Kendrapara: Coast Guard arrest 57 fishermen

Kendrapara: In the latest crackdown on illegal fishing, the Coast Guard today nabbed 57 sea-going fishermen on charge trespassing into prohibited Gahirmatha marine sanctuary and carrying out fishing activity in turtles concentration zones. A couple of days back, the Coast Guard personnel, in the largest-ever interception in a day, had nabbed 139 sea-going fishermen for […]

Dolphin census begins at Chilika

Berhampur: The annual dolphin census began at Chilika lake on Friday. According sources, 26 teams comprising five members in each team, have been deployed for the head count. While, 18 teams are carrying out the census in Chilika, the remaining eight teams are cnduting the census at Chilika sea beach. The census which began at […]