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The officials of Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust created eco development committees in four regions, covering 250 coastal villages. Each panel had a president and five executive members

Tuticorin: The Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust, (GOMBRT), Ramanathapuram, has sanctioned a project on assessment of impact of trawling in Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Trust region . The Fisheries College and Research Institute in Tuticorin, a constituent of Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), Chennai, will undertake the project at an outlay of Rs.6,83,100

Tuticorin: The Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust, (GOMBRT) Ramanathapuram has sanctioned a project on environmental factors influencing the spatio-temporal variations of fin and shell fish eggs and larvae in Gulf of Mannar.

RAMANATHAPURAM: The Forest Department would go ahead with the proposal to lay buoys in Gulf of Mannar so as to demarcate the protected area, said Collector T.N. Hariharan.

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THE Gulf of Mannar National Marine Park authorities have decided to raise eco-friendly seaweeds to protect marine wealth as well as marine organisms.

A large quantity of seaweeds are located in Rameswaram, Pamban, Mandapam, Valinokkam, Periyapattinam, Keelakarai, Devipattinam among other areas. According to experts, seaweeds including gracilaria edulis (kanji

TEACHERS HAVE A ROLE:Aruna Basu Sarcar, Director, Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust, speaking at a function held in Kalimangundu in Ramanathapuram district on Friday.

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Thoothukudi, July 8

WHILE the proposed Indo-Sri Lanka ferry service between Thoothukudi-Colombo and Rameswaram-Talaimannar was given increased importance in terms of business and tourism related activities, the environmental aspect had taken a backseat, according to marine biologists and environmentalists.

RAMANATHAPURAM: Aruna Basu Sarcar, Chief Conservator of Forests and Director, Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust, said that placement of buoys demarcating the core zone of Gulf of Mannar was needed to control poaching in the protected areas.

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