The division bench of Bombay High court at Goa, will hear a petition pertaining to installation of LED lights on fishing trawlers on 18th August. Division bench chaired by Smt. M. S. Jawalkar & J. M. S. Sonak, J. will hear the matter through video conferencing.
In recent past, the state witnessed several protests across the coastal Goa opposing led fishing technique by trawler operators. Traditional occupant’s statewide, claims that LED fishing practice disrupts inland fishing activity. The fisheries department in past have asserted media that LED fishing activity is performed by trawler operators in deep sea & it had no detailed study if inland fishing activity is hampered due LED fishing activity.