22 February 2019
Paradip: At least a dozen olive ridley carcass were found along the Paradip coastline over the past one week. On Friday, a dolphin carcass was also found close to the Port area in the Port City.
Sources said, rampant illegal fishing in the area has led to the killing of the endangered olive ridleys. The Forest Department has turned a blind eye to the unscientific and illegal fishing in the area, a local social activist said.
"Fishing is prohibited in the sanctuary area which is 20 kilometres from the coast. besides, the fishermen must use nets equipped with olive ridley guards. The fishermen care two hoots about these mandates," the activist added.