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Goa: Fishermen submit memo to CM April 25,2016   |  Source: Herald

Traditional fishermen and boat owners from across Goa, along with Fisheries Minister Avertano Furtado, met Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar at his Altinho residence and submitted a memorandum with a demand to impound LED lights, bull trawlers and high-speed engines. The fishermen and boat owners highlighted the allegedly illegal use of LED lights for fishing, bull trawling and high-speed engines (engines exceeding 300 hp) and claimed that if these “destructive gears of fishing” were not seized immediately, then within a year, not a single fish would be left in the waters and Goans would be deprived of one of their favourite dishes. Reportedly agreeing with the opinion of fishermen, Parsekar stated that it was the need of the hour to preserve the marine resources and instructed Furtado and Fisheries Director Dr Shamila Monteiro to take immediate action in the matter. Furtado has also said that he completely supported the demands of the traditional fishermen and boat owners and he would do justice to them immediately. During the meeting, Goenchea Ramponkarancho Ekvott had given Furtado and Monteiro two more days to impound the equipment, but the latter requested a week to complete all formalities and take action. The All Goa Fishing Boat Owners’ Union also made other


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