Mon. Oct 26th, 2020

61 DAY MECHANIZED FISHING BAN IN GOA FROM 1ST JUNE: DR. SHAMILA MONTEIRO, DIRECTOR – FISHERIES

The state government Thursday announced to initiate 61-day mechanized fishing ban from 1st June. According to Fisheries director, Dr. Shamila Monteiro the Government of Goa, having regard to the need to conserve fish, hereby prohibits fishing by fishing vessels fitted with mechanical means of propulsion and by means of trawl-net and purse-seine net, except fishing by registered motorized canoes using gill nets only, and fitted with outboard or inboard motors, of upto 10 HP capacity, as a means of propulsion, along the sea coast of the State of Goa and the territorial waters of the State of Goa, with effect from 1st June, 2020 till 31st July, 2020 (both days inclusive).

The state government through its captain of ports department will also ban river navigational channels and water sports activities ahead of onset of monsoons.

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