Ganjam: 8 Andhra Men Held For Fishing In Prohibited Area

Berhampur: As many as eight fishermen from Andhra Pradesh were arrested by the Forest officials for allegedly fishing in Rushikulya river mouth in Ganjam district.

Besides, a trawler and 295 kg of fish have been seized from their possession.

Acting on a tip-of about the illegal fishing, officials of Berhampur Forest Circle apprehended the fishermen.

Worth mentioning, fishing and similar activities have been banned in the river mouth by the Odisha Government from November 1 to May 31 to facilitate nesting of the turtles.

 

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