The Central Authorities has the facility to difficulty LOP (Letter of Allow) for deep sea fishing, which is a particular financial zone between 12 nautical miles and 200 nautical miles off the coast. The LOP system was launched in 2002. In keeping with Article 7 of the Structure, sovereignty on this space belongs to the Division of Fisheries of the Central Authorities. The controversy raised by some facilities towards the LDF authorities is baseless.
Concerning the LOP, the Central Authorities issued detailed pointers in 2014. LOP needs to be obtained from the Central Division of Fisheries for fishing right here topic to situations. The notification additionally covers the offshore fishing boundaries of Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
Nonetheless, beneath the guise of LOP, overseas trawlers arrived in massive numbers to sift the fish shares. The fish have been transferred to overseas vessels at sea in violation of the situations. Not even one hundredth of the catch reached Indian ports.
The Kerala Excessive Court docket in April 2017 directed the Central Authorities to conduct an in depth inquiry into the petition filed by MK Salim, a local of Kollam.
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