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Coastguard to Tamilnadu: Follow Odisha model for Olive Ridleys Protection

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In order to protect olive ridley turtles and their habitat, the Tamil Nadu government should emulate Odisha and bring in a regulation banning use of mechanized fishing techniques within 20km of the coast, the Indian Coast Guard has said.

Assistant solicitor general Su Srinivasan, representing central agencies and government, furnished a copy of the comments and recommendatory notes prepared by the Coast Guard for protection of olive ridley turtles. The report prepared in September last year also spoke of steps to be taken to protect the endangered marine species. He also furnished a copy of the October 24, 2013 notification of the Odisha government, banning mechanized fishing within 20km of the state’s coast.