Fishing ban imposed in Gahirmatha for seven months

Kendrapada: The Odisha Forest and Environment department has imposed a seven-month ban on fishing in the Gahirmatha marine sanctuary, with effect from November 1, to provide security to the endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles whose annual mating and nesting season begins in November.
As the sea turtles nesting season is approaching, the ban on fishing activities at the sanctuary in Kendrapada district was imposed around 20 km off the shore from November 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015

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