Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding fishing with purse-seine gear/net and its adverse impact of marine biodiversity, 14/07/2017

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Mumbai) in the matter of Sindhudurg Jilha Shramajivi Rapan Machhimar Sangh & Others Vs Government of Maharashtra & Others dated 14/07/2017 regarding impact of fishing with purse-seine gear/net on environment and its pinch felt by the traditional fishermen due to decrease in fish catch. NGT finds that the case deals with a substantial question relating to marine environment and arising out of implementation of the provisions of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the Acts specified in Schedule-I of the NGT Act, 2010 thus arises in the present case due to inaction of the Central Government to discharge its obligations and take necessary steps for restitution of environment.