Panaji, December 02, 21 ::; The officials of Directorate of Fisheries, Panaji through Departments patrol Vessel “Ave Maria 14” bearing reg. no. IND-GA-01-MM-2367 along with the assistance of Coastal Police, Panaji has impounded 04 nos. of fishing vessels hailing from neighboring states for doing illegal fishing in the territorial waters of Goa.

One fishing trawler from Karnataka bearing reg. no. IND-KA-02-MM-2806 was caught off Vasco Bay and three fishing trawlers IND-MH-04-MM-4251, IND-MH-04-MM-3852 and IND-MH-04-MM-1445 from Ratnagiri, Maharashtra were caught at Aguada Bay on November 29, 2021. The vessels are presently impounded at Fisheries jetty, Panaji and the seized fishes has been auctioned amounting to Rs. 7650/-.

Also one Karnataka fishing vessel bearing reg. no. IND-KA-02-MM-4424 was cought at Talpona, Canacona by the officials of Directorate of Fisheries, panaji on November 30, 2021 along with the support of Coastal Police, Betul. The vessel is presently impounded at Cutbona jetty. The seized fish has been auctioned amounting to Rs. 83,288/-. The cases are filed in the Court of Adjudicating Officer.

Also, a letter has been sent to the Director of Directorate of Fisheries Karnataka requesting to kindly take appropriate action in this matter and sensitize the fishermen to refrain from doing high speed fishing activities in territorial waters of Goa.