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Governor approves Maharashtra Marine Fisheries Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance 2021

Governor approves Maharashtra Marine Fisheries Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance 2021

Mumbai, Nov 26 (UNI) Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Friday approved an ordinance brought by the state government relating to fishing and fishing business in the coastal areas adjacent to the sea.
State Fisheries Minister Aslam Shaikh said on Friday that the Maharashtra Maritime Fisheries Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance has finally been implemented in Maharashtra after the signature of the Governor. He said the new law would benefit traditional fishermen as strict penalties have been imposed on illegal fishing in Maharashtra.
There was a need to curb illegal fishing to protect fish stocks in a sustainable manner and to protect the interests of traditional fishing, which has been fulfilled through this ordinance.

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