Cyclone Jawad: Odisha Prohibits Fishing Along Coast, Chilika Lake From Dec 3 To 5

Bhubaneswar: In view of impending cyclonic storm ‘Jawad’, the Odisha government through a notification issued today prohibited fishing within the territorial waters along the coastline of the State and Chilika Lake by all types of fishing vessels for three days from December 3 to 5 (both days inclusive).

“…in exercise of the powers conferred by Clause (a) of Sub-Section (1) of Section (4) of the Odisha Marine Fishing Regulation Act, 1982 (Odisha Act 10 of 1982) and having regard to the matters specified in Sub-Section (2) thereof, the State Government do hereby prohibit fishing within the territorial waters along the entire coastline of Odisha State and Chilika lake by all types of fishing vessels (Mechanized, Motorized and Non-Motorized Boats) from 3rd December 2021 to 5th December 2021 (both days inclusive)(3-days) for safeguarding life and assets of fishers due to impeding cyclonic storm ‘JAWAD’,” reads the notification issued by the Fisheries & ARD Department.

The notification said that the need to restrict fishing activities along the entire coast of Odisha and Chilika Lake from December 3 till December 5 has been taken as a measure of abundant caution in view of the impending cyclonic storm Jawad.