Odisha govt imposes 7-month ban on sea fishing activity


The Odisha government has imposed a seven-month ban on sea fishing activity as breeding season of Olive Ridley is approaching. The government imposed the ban till May 31st next year in view of the commencement of the mass nesting in winter and to protect the endangered marine animals sea turtles.

The ban activity was clamped within 20 km off the coastline of Dhamra-Devi-Rushikulya river mouth. Nearly 26,000 marine fishermen in coastal districts of Puri, Kendrapara, Ganjam and Jagatsinghpur are likely to be affected due to the ban.