Thursday, 24 November 2016

Opposition to water sports continued and Fisheries Minister Avertano Furtado betrayed public and granted NOC as un-elected corporate represetnative



How then Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar fooled public and decided against traditional fishermen



After corrupt political fixing Goa Fisheries department re-considers N.O.C. for water sports activities in Zuari, betrays traditional fishermen


When Goa Fisheries department revoked permission for water sports after fishermen objected


Permission for water sports in Zuari under condition that activities of traditional fishermen must but not be hindered


Objections from Bharat Mukti Morcha for water sports activities noted by State Government



Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Mini per seine fishing in Zuari violates Earth Charter


Date: 27/10/2016

To,
The Director,
Directorate of Fisheries,
Panjim, Goa

Subject:  Continuing violation of fishing rights in Zuari river

Madam,

We wish to let you know about continues fishing rights violation in Zuari river.

Mini- per seine boats is constant violators. One of their boats was found tossed up on Siridao shore on Friday 16th September 2016. This boat was from Vasco and all the labourers on board were without their labour cards and boat was without owner. This was possible because Fisheries department has not installed proper monitoring system in the form of 24 hour fishing patrol boat in Zuari in spite of repeated requests from our side. 

On 19th October 2016 and 20th October 2016 there was mini – per seine boats again carried on illegal fishing early in the morning and continued till afternoon. Similarly on 21st October 2016 around 10 mini per seine boats carried on illegal fishing before 7.00 am The peak of illegal fishing by mini –per seine boats in recent times took place on 22nd October 2016 before 7.00 am when nearly 50 boats carried on illegal fishing within 100 meters from Siridao – Cacra shoreline. Your department was telephonically informed but we have not seen any action from your side to correct the wrongs being committed inside Zuari river.

You may note that the Earth Charter (http://earthcharter.org/invent/images/uploads/echarter_english.pdf)  in its Principle 15 (C) reads as follows “Avoid or eliminate to the full extent possible the taking or destruction of non-targeted species.” You may be aware that per seine and mini-per seine nets is all about destruction of non targeting species. 

Fisheries department has not taken any steps to defend the eco system of Zuari river and allowed mini-per seine boats to go on a rampage with their nets of even less than 5 mm in size that catches tiny fish that is either discarded or sold as fertilizer. This is gross insult to fish eating people in Goa and body blow to the eco system of Zuari river.

We call upon you to act on two grounds:

1.       Install 24 hours monitoring of Zuari river for illegal fishing

2.       Limit the net size of those carrying on fishing to 25 mm

Lastly we also want to place on record that because Bharat Mukti Morcha has been raising ethical issues in fisheries in Goa one of our convener Sanjay Pereira and Siridao village Fishermen has been facing arm-twisting treatment in the form of threat of violence inside Zuari River to conform to unsustainable way of fishing harmful to ecology. For us to conform to sick society is be sick. We won’t. We inform you well in advance for you to act.
Your prompt will be highly appreciated. 

Thanking you,

Yours Sincerely,

            Sd/-
Maggie Silveira,
President
Goa State

        Sd/- 
Sanjay Pereira
Convener, 
Cacra unit  

         Sd/-
Rohidas Andrade
Convener, 
Bambolim unit

           
          Sd/-
Soccoro Braganza
Convener, Siridao Unit

         
         Sd/-
Anthony Cardozo
Convener, Curca Unit

 Sd/-
Sitaram Pereira
Convener, Odxel Unit

        
        Sd/-
Milind Palkar
Convener, Nauxi unit

Sd/-
Chandrakant Lotlikar
Secretary, 
Siridao Unit

      
        Sd/-
Hanuman Dias
Co-convenor
Odxel Unit

     

       Sd/-
Honu Dinkar,
Co-convener,
Odxel Unit

       
       Sd/-
Deu Kankonkar
Secretary, 
Nauxi Unit

      Sd/-
Bikaro Dias
Co-convener,
Odxel Unit 


         Sd/-
Yeshwant Shirodkar,
Co-convener,
Odxel Unit

        Sd/-
Manguesh Sawant,
Odxel unit


        Sd/-
Amir Mardolkar,
Co-convener,
Nauxim Unit


      Sd/-
Francis Coelho,
Co-convener,
Nauxim Unit


     Sd/-
Dulba Pereira,
Co-convener,
Cacra Unit


     Sd/-
Santosh Gauns,
Co-convener,
Cacra Unit 


      Sd/-
Sheila D’mello,
Co-convener
Cacra Unit


        Sd/-
Santosh Kukalkar,
Co-convener, Cacra unit



Copy :
1.    Chief Minister, Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa 
2.    OSD to Deputy Chief Minister, Secretariat, Goa
3.    Leader of the Opposition, Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa 
4.    Minister of Fisheries, Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa
5.    Minister for Science and Technology, Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa
6.    Director General of Police, Panjim, Goa
7.    Superintendent of Police (Coastal Security), Panjim, Goa
8.    Chief Secretary, Secretariat, Goa
9.    Captain of Ports, Panjim, Goa
10. Secretary (Fisheries), Secretariat, Porvorim, Goa
11. Joint Secretary (Home)
12. Collector (North Goa), Panjim
13. Deputy Collector & S.D.O (Tiswadi)
14. M.L.A, Taleigao Constituency
15. M.L.A, Santa Cruz Constituency
16. M.L.A, St. Andre Constituency
17. Goenchea Ramponkarancho Ekvott (GRE), Cansaulim, Goa
18. Being  Bhahujan c/o Ashwinkumar Naik, Raia, Goa tel: 9822177158
19. Director, ICAR – ICAR Research Complex for Goa, Ela, Old Goa
20. Director, National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa
21. Director, Tribal Research Centre, Baddem, Khotigaon, Canacona, Goa Tel: 9822177158
22. Dr. Baban Ingole, Professor& Chief Scientist, Biological Oceanography, NIO, Dona Paula