Sea cucumber seized, one arrested

About 40 kgs of sea cucumber, an endangered marine species, were seized and a man was arrested at nearby Mandapam Monday, police said.

Depletion of Sea Cucumbers endangers marine eco system
Depletion of Sea Cucumbers endangers marine eco system

The alarming depletion in the population of Sea Cucumber, also known as earthworms of sea, due to pollution, illegal fishing and over-exploitation can endanger marine eco-system in Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean, according to a top Zoological Society of India scientist.

TN: 300 kg of sea cucumber seized

A Naval Patrol team Thursday seized 300 kg of sea cucumber, an endangered marine species, from two mechanised boats in the sea off Kothandaramar Temple here and nine persons arrested in this connection.

Sea cucumber survey underway in Bay of Bengal

The Zoological Survey of India is conducting a study on the population status of sea cucumber along the Coromandal Coast.