Report by Coastal Aquaculture Authority on illegal shrimp hatcheries in Tamil Nadu, 30/10/2021

Independent report of Coastal Aquaculture Authority, Chennai in the matter of Original Application No. 5 of 2021 & 9 of 2021 (SZ) filed before the National Green Tribunal. The matter related to hatcheries in the districts of Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Nagapauinam and Cuddalore Districts of Tamil Nadu. The inspection committee designated for the purpose by Coastal Aquaculture Authority (CAA) had inspected 13 hatcheries located along the coast of Chengalpattu and Viluppuram districts of Tamil Nadu for alleged illegal shrimp seed production. The committee noticed only one hatchery in operation with twelve (12) tanks out of which five (5) tanks are having stocks. All the stocks were destroyed by the committee. All the 13 hatcheries were ordered "not to involve in any hatchery operations without CAA registration as they were construed to have contravened the provisions of Subsecticin (1) of Section 13 of Coastal Aquaculture Authority Act, 2005 and ordered to cease all their operations and remain closed until further order", the report October 30, 2021 said.