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    Gujarat: Over 1,500 incidents of fishing boats crossing IMB since 2011, says minister

    By: Express News Service | Gandhinagar |

    September 22, 2020 12:49:30 am





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    In a written statement tabled in the assembly, the government said Indian Coast Guard informs the local fisheries department of any boats that cross the “no fishing zone” as well as the IMB. (Representational)

    Since 2011, a total of 1,531 incidents involving fishing boats from Gujarat crossing the International Maritime Border (IMB) with have happened, the state legislature was informed on Monday.

    “A total of 1,531 incidences of (fishing) boats crossing the International Maritime Noundary have happened between 2011 and 2020,” said state Home Minister Pradeepsinh Jadeja, in reply to Congress Punja Vansh who had raised the recent seizure of 45 fishermen and eight boats from Porbandar and Veraval by the Pakistani Marine Security Agency (PMSA).

    “If the Coast Guard is patrolling the border, in what circumstances are our boats getting caught,” Vansh asked.

    Jadeja said that as the IMB is an imaginary line in the sea, the boats frequently end up crossing it and are caught by the PMSA. He said the state government has conducted 1,121 awareness programmes for fishermen between 2004 and 2020.

    In a written statement tabled in the assembly, the government said Indian Coast Guard informs the local fisheries department of…

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