Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Uniform ban on fishing by all fishing vessels in Indian EEZ

Conservation & effective management of fishery resources
Uniform ban on fishing by all fishing vessels in Indian EEZ
Port Blair, Mar 25: The President of India has imposed a uniform ban on fishing by all fishing vessels in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) beyond territorial waters on the East Coast including Andaman & Nicobar Islands and West Coast including Lakshadweep Islands as per period mentioned below for conservation and effective management of fishery resources and also for sea safety reasons:
East Coast-from 15th April to 14th June 2020 (both days inclusive) (61 days) West Coast-from 1st June to 31st July 2020 (both days inclusive) (61 days) The traditional non-motorized units shall be exempted from this uniform fishing ban imposed in the Indian EEZ beyond territorial waters, an order to this effect issued by Shri Yoginder Kumar, Under Secretary to the Government of India said.

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