Rejecting government

Agitation by Velim villagers against the proposed fish meal plant at the Cutbona fishing jetty drew first success, with the government on Tuesday deciding to keep on hold the land acquisition process to acquire land admeasuring 30,000 square meters for the project.
The government

Fisheries department

Fisheries Minister Joaquim Alemao has admitted that the government is acquiring land near the Cutbona fishing jetty to set up a fish meal plant.
In a candid admission, Alemao said a fish meal plant is a dire necessity to curb pollution of the River Sal as tons of fish is thrown into the waters every year for want of a fish meal plant.

Plans by the Fisheries Department to acquire land admeasuring 30,000 square meters at the Cutbona fishing jetty has run into troubled waters.
Velim villagers have slammed the Department for pushing the land acquisition proposal sans transparency and without preparing a project report, feasibility report and the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report.

The High Court has quashed the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) order dated November 28, 2008, granting fishing rights to Dr Amedkar Labour Co-operative Society Limited for two years at Ulsoor Lake.

Priti Narayan

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No objections to the project were raised at a public hearing conducted

CHENNAI: A viable alternative mechanism has to be created to improve the livelihood of fishermen as coastal fisheries are depleting, said P. Krishnaiah, National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) Chief Executive on Tuesday.

The owner of the fish processing plant at Subdolem in Balli village has refuted reports that the activity has left the area contaminated and expressed his willingness to implement all measures suggested by the Goa Pollution Control Board.

Needed facility: A view of the biogas plant in Tuticorin on Wednesday.

Tuticorin: Collector G. Prakash inaugurated a 250-KVa (Kilo Volt ampere) project to generate electricity from effluents released fish processing companies here on Wednesday.

He said the waste extracted from fish cleaning and exporting activities could be converted into useful gas.