At least 19 people were arrested for fishing near a turtle nesting site at Gahirmatha in Odisha's Kendrapada district, an official said Tuesday.
Unlawful marine fishing activities have been continuing in prohibited area off Gahirmatha in Kendrapara district despite crackdown and vigil maintained by forest officials, police and the coast guard.
Orissa government on Tuesday clamped a seven-month ban on fishing along
the 20-km stretch of Dhamra-Barunei mouth within Gahirmatha
Sighting of bloated and motionless bodies of Olive Ridley sea turtles lend credence to the belief that unlawful trawling operation despite prohibition is in full swing along the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary.
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