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January 21, 2016


Illegal Shrimp Farms Not Removed


On January 18, officers of Marakkanam Town Panchayat in the state of Tamil Nadu were issued non-bailable warrants, accusing them of allotting land to unauthorized shrimp farms.  In that town, the Coastal Aquaculture Authority has issued registration certificates to 25 shrimp farms that are farming Penaeus monodon and P. vannamei.  Of the 25 farms, the registrations of 14 of them have expired, but they continue to function in violation of the Coastal Aquaculture Authority (CAA) Act of 2005.  The officers were issued warrants because they did not evict the unregistered farms.


Source: The New Indian Express.  NGT Issues NBW Against Two Officers.  January 20.  2016.

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