Goa government to implement strict fishing ban in the state says state fisheries director


02/06/2014 …. Goa government has imposed 61 day fishing ban in the state between June 1 and July 31, 2014 in a bid to conserve fish, Director of fisheries Dr Sharmila Monteiro informed goareporter.

The state government has already issued a notification stating that the government having regard to the need to conserve fish, hereby prohibits fishing by fishing vessels fitted with mechanical means of propulsion and by means of trawler nets and purse-seine net, except fishing by registered motorized canoes fitted with outboard or inboard motors of up to 10 hp capacity a means of propulsion using gill nets only, along with the sea coast of the state of Goa and the territorial waters of the state, for a period of 61 days from June 1 to July 31,2014.

All the fishing jetties across the state would be sealed by government officials during this period.

Dr monteiro said that the ban on fishing along Goan waters during  the monsoon would be strictly enforced with the help of the Navy and the Coast Guard so as to ensure that vessels from the neighbouring states of Maharashtra and Karnataka do not venture in Goan territory during the ban period.

Dr monteiro also stated that the state fisheries department would also have a new patrol vessel by the state of next fishing ban in the state