Supreme Court passes interim direction allowing Tamil Nadu fisherfolk to use purse seine nets beyond territorial waters twice a week

The Court said that the Fisheries Department should give permission only to such boats which are installed with an approved Vessel Tracking System (VTS), which shall be kept running during the operating time of vessels.
Purse seine nets
Purse seine nets

The Supreme Court on Tuesday passed an interim order allowing purse seine fishing beyond the territorial waters of Tamil Nadu but within the Exclusive Economic Zone, and limited to Mondays and Thursdays in a week [Fisherman Care vs Government of India and ors].

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