Marine turtle conservation and management: A Survey of the situation in West Bengal 1981/82 and 1982/83

Silas, E G and Rajagopalan, M and Dan, S S (1983) Marine turtle conservation and management: A Survey of the situation in West Bengal 1981/82 and 1982/83. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 50 . pp. 24-32.

[img]
Preview
PDF
871Kb

Abstract

In spite of the promulgation of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 and the protection accorded to sea turtles, fishermen and traders from West Eiengal and Orissa have been carrying trade on turtles resorting to poaching from the inshore fishing grounds along Orissa West Bengal, not sparing the turtles even during mating season off Gahirmatha, Orissa State. However, during the last two seasons, the West Bengal and Orissa Forest officials have taken constructive steps, though inadequate, to prevent turtle poaching and marketing. To create public awareness the regional and national dailies have been publishing articles on sea turtles with a stress on conservation.The local inhabitants complained that illegal business is flourishing well in the darkness of night although papturing of sea turtles is prohibited.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sea turtles; conservation; West Bengal; Conservation
Subjects:Marine turtle
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Fishery Resource Assessment
ID Code:2875
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:23 Sep 2010 12:24
Last Modified:23 Sep 2010 12:24

Repository Staff Only: item control page