February 29, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 02:07 am IST


Unlawful sea fishing has “almost” come to a grinding halt in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary, in the wake of heightened sea vigil along the Odisha coast helping in the safety of the endangered species, a coast guard official said. Fishermen and crew of sea-worthy fishing vessels have largely stayed away from venturing into the sea with the considerable tightening of security, Additional Fisheries (marine) Officer, Paradip, Bharat Chandra Sahoo, said. 

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