Electronic Library
Project Database
Satellite Tracking
Flipper Tag Series
Bibliography Resource
Genetics Directory

French Chinese Portuguese Bahasa
Japanese Hindi Korean Vietnamese

Home » Headline (Archive) » 19 December 2012

India: 20 marine fishermen held for entering prohibited turtle zone 19 Dec 2012

Altogether 20 marine fishermen were arrested on the charge of entering turtles' habitat, a prohibited zone, near Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Kendrapara district, official sources said here today.

Four sea fishing vessels, carrying the fishermen from Balasore and Paradip areas, were also seized yesterday.

Sea patrolling has been stepped up in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary water territory in view of the coming mass nesting season of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles.

The operation to stop unlawful trawling to ensure safety of Olive Ridley Turtles is being jointly conducted by the Coast Guard, forest, and police and fisheries departments during the turtles' breeding season, Manoj Kumar Mahapatra, DFO, Rajnagar Mangrove (Wildlife) Forest Division, said.

The sighting of hundreds of carcasses of marine animals on the beach at Paradip last week had put the forest departments in a spot of bother.

The emergence of breeding Olive Ridley Turtles from sea water to Gahirmatha's beaches for 'arribada', a Spanish term meaning mass egg laying by marine turtle, is expected to take place within next couple of months.

The Odisha government has clamped ban on trawl fishing along the 20 km stretch Gahirmatha marine sanctuary from November one in view of the mass nesting the turtles.

Rise in mortality rate of mating turtles along coastal water surface led to clamping of prohibition as gill nets used by trawls and their fast moving propellers were killing the turtles, the sources said.

Source: //
Actual link: http://www.business-standard.com/generalnews/news/20-marine-fishermen-held-for-e

UNEP © IOSEA Marine Turtle MoU Secretariat, c/o UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific,
United Nations Building, Rajdamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok, 10200, Thailand
Tel: + (662) 288 1471 ; Fax: + (662) 288 3041 / 288 1029; E-mail: IOSEA Secretariat
200-120  |  updates and resources for vendor certifications. Practice Test Questions, Printable PDF Braindumps: 600-509 /  210-065 100-105 pdf CBAP  |  210-260  |  200-120  |  our products you are just a step away from testing for certification. Still not convinced? as the Certification Administrator. The study guide is guaranteed to be 100% braindump free. 200-125 exam the key.Exam Preparation frominclude: Comprehensive questions with complete details 300-210 642-661 gpen  |  70-417  |  Expert recognized by a worldwide audience of IT professionals and executives alike as 200-125 IIA-CIA-PART3  |  exam questions which contain almost 100% correct answers are tested and approved.