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Tag: Illegal Fishing

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Traditional Fishermen In Odisha’s Kendrapara On Brink Of Losing Livelihood

More than 2,000 fishermen of Aul Block in the district depend on Kharasrota and Brahmani rivers, considered the lifelines of the district, for sustenance.

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Sri Lanka releases 18 Indian fishermen

Colombo: Sri Lanka has released 18 Indian fishermen arrested for illegally fishing in the Sri Lankan waters, an official said on Saturday. The fishermen, who were held off the coast of Point Pedro two months ago by the Sri Lankan Navy, were freed by a court here on Friday. “They are now to be handed […]

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18 fishermen held from Gahirmatha Sanctuary

Kendrapara: Forest personnel have taken into custody 18 sea-going fishermen in a mid-sea interception of unlawful fishing activity along the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Odisha, a forest official said said. Two fishing trawlers used by the intruders for fishing along the prohibited sanctuary area in Kendrapara district were also seized yesterday by the patrolling unit […]

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Illegal hatchling trade endangering Khainga fish of Astaranga

Konark: Known for its unique taste, Khainga Fish (Mugil Cephalus) found in Astaranga area of Puri district is staring at extinction amid rampant illegal trading of hatchlings. According to sources, huge amounts of seeds found at the Debi River confluence are being illegally fished and then sold off in West Bengal. The mafia involved in […]

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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 […]

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122 fishermen held for illegal fishing

Kendrapara: As many as 122 fishermen were arrested by Gahirmatha forest range officials for on charges of illegal fishing in the restricted areas of the marine sanctuary. According to reports, the forest officials also seized 14 boats and huge cache of fish from their possession. More details are awaited.

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2 fishermen held on trespassing charges

Kendrapara: Two inland fisherman were today taken into custody for trespassing and carrying out illegal fishing in prohibited water-body corridors of Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha’s Kendrapara district. A patrol squad of officials intercepted a mechanised vessel used for fishing and arrested two crews who were engaged in illegal fishing activity within the protected forest […]

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