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Goa: 63 fish breeding zones to be demarcated in Goa by ROHAN SHRIVASTAV March 13,2018   |  Source: The Navhind Times

In a first of its kind exercise using Global Positioning System (GPS) via Google maps, the state government would soon demarcate 63 fish breeding zones along the coast of six talukas. The zones gave been identified by the fisheries department. The move is an attempt towards conserving marine life and its species by protecting these breeding zones from different activities including motorised boats and other water sports activities.

The fish breeding zones which have been identified are mainly of shellfish. The 63 zones include 9 in Canacona, 15 in Tiswadi, 10 in Salcete, 12 in Mormugao, 2 in Pernem and 15 in Bardez taluka. “Our department’s field surveyors with the help of local fishermen have identified certain zones and the list has been submitted to coastal reserve zones and coastal zone management plan. They are going to do the GPS demarcation of those areas,” said Secretary Fisheries Govind Jaiswal while speaking to this daily.

He informed that once these identified zones are demarcated, they would be notified by the government. Then the department along with other state and central agencies would examine the different activities that take place in these areas so as to ensure that there is no damage done to the marine life. “We will take action and precaution

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