Member of the shantadurga fisherman raise their objections against the order of the state fisheries department of giving no objection certificate to a private resort for operating water sports activities in and around siridao beach

30/04/2014 …. Member of the shantadurga fisherman association on Wednesday raised their objections against the order of the state fisheries department of giving no objection certificate to a private resort for operating water sports activities in and around siridao beach …

It may be noted that there are around 140 traditional fisherman under the banner of shantadurga fisherman association from the areas of Bambolim village and have been carrying out fishing activities in and around the tiswaddi area specially in and around Bambolim sea but due to the permission given by the fisheries department for water sports activities to a private resort the traditional fisherman are worried of their day to day fishing activities …

Fisherman has objected to the permission given to 40 unit’s especially inflatable boats, wind surfing boards, laser fun boards and kayay

The association on Wednesday tried to meet the directorate of fisheries dr sharmila monteiro over the issue but as dr monteiro was not available the members have decided to give an eight days ultimatum to revoke the noc or else have warned to come on roads over the matter …

Speaking to media reporters outside the office of directorate of fisheries president of the association sanjay faterpekar said that the fisheries department had given noc to the private resorts without taking the fisherman in to confidence and had put the fishing activities in to trouble

The association also alleged that trawlers from vasco were also coming in to their territory and carrying out illegal fishing in their area …

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