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Notifications and amendments to the acts

Notifications under WLPA 

  •  – Creation of Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife Sanctuary

Notifications under OMFRA

  •  – Authorisation of officers / committees

7th Jan 1985– Notification No.: 2Fy-M-3/84 335/FYAH – Under the OMFRA, 1982 , the State Government constituted an appellate board to hear appeals under Sec. 18 of the OMFRA. The members of the board were also specified.

27th Dec 1993 – Notification No.:7-Fy-(M)-23/93-22810/FARD – – Under the OMFRA, 1982, the DFO of the Mangrove forest (Wildlife) Division and Asst. Conservator of Forests of the same division have been appointed as the authorized officers to check the prohibited fishing activities within the 20km radius of Gahirmatha beach in Bhitara Kanika Wildlife Sanctuary

6th March 1995 – Notification No.: 3FY-106/94 3906/FARD – Under the OMFRA, 1982, the jurisdiction of the Deputy Director of Fishery (Marine South), Cuttack is modified.

 19th June 1997 – Notification No: ?? – Fisheries Department, under provisions in the OMFRA ,1962, issued a notification which specified the jurisdiction within which the Asst. Director of Fisheries (Marine) may exercise his powers and discharge the duties imposed on him under the said Act.

6th Dec 1997 – Notification No.: 8F (WL) 4/97 23282/F&E – Forest and Environment Department extends the jurisdiction of the Mangrove Forest Division (WL) to Gahirmatha (Marine) Wildlife Sanctuary. The DFO in charge of the Mangrove Forest Division (WL), Rajnagar will function as the Wildlife Warden of Gahirmatha  (Marine) Wildlife Sanctuary.

4th June 2002 – Notification No: ?? – State Government of Orissa reconstitutes an Appellate Board under the OMFRA, 1982 to hear appeals preferred under the said Act.

20th March 2003 – Notification No.: 9423 /FARD –  Notification No. 6593/FARD – Under the OMFRA, 1982, the State Government specified the areas within which the specific Commanding Officers were to discharge their duties.

1st May 2003 Notification No: ?? – Under the OMFRA, 1982, the State Government declared all the Asst. Director of Fisheries and District Fisheries Officers of Orissa as authorised officers reporting to the Director of Fisheries,Cuttack

  • – Fisheries regulations in the Gahirmatha area

27th Dec 1993 –  Notification No.: 7FY-(M)-23/93 22781/FARD – Under the OMFRA, 1982 the State Government prohibited fishing within a radius of 20 km of Gahirmatha area of Bhitar Kanika Wildlife Sanctuary for a period of two years

11th April 1994 –  Notification No: ?? – Corrigendum No.: 7-Fy-M-23/93-7463/FARD – Corrigendum was issued correcting Notification No. 22781 so that fishing was prohibited only within a sea-ward radius of 20 km from the Gahirmatha area of Bhitara Kanika Wildlife Sanctuary

1st Jan 1996 – Notification No: ?? – Fishing is banned within a sea-ward radius of 20km from Gahirmatha area of Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary for a period of two years with effect from 18th Feb 1996

6th June 1997 – Notification No.: 7FY. Sch. 21/97 9485/FARD – Fishing is banned in Gahirmatha from 18/2/1998 to 31/5/2000, under the OMFRA, 1982.

20th May 2000Notification No.: 7 Fy Sch-20/2000-10463/FARD – Under the OMFRA, 1982 fishing is banned within a sea-ward radius of 20 km from Gahirmatha area of Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, from 1/6/2000 to 31/5/2002

7th June 2002 –  Notification No.: 7.Fy.Sch.20/2002.10958/FARD – Under the OMFRA, 1982, fishing is prohibited within a sea-ward radius of 20 km from Gahirmatha area of Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary from 1/6/2002 to 31/5/2004

  •  – Fisheries regulations in the Chilika lake, Rushikulya, Dhamara and Devi river mouth areas

14th Feb 1994 –  Notification No.: 4-FY-M-14/94-3038/FARD – Under the OMFRA, 1982 the State Government bans the fishing of prawn larva and juveniles within specified areas near the Chilika lake mouth, Rushikulya river mouth

17th August 1996 – Notification No: 7Fy. Sch. 21/97 9494/FARD – By the provisions in the OMFRA, 1982, regulations are imposed on fishing in the outer channel ofChilikaLake.

6th June 1997 – Notification No: ?? – Under the OMFRA, 1982, trawling is banned within 20kms from the HTL from the Jatadhar river mouth to Devi river mouth and Chilika lake mouth to Rushikulya river mouth, for a period of  5 months from Jan to May of every year from 1/1/2001 to 31/5/2002

20th May 2000 – Notification No.: 7Fy. Sch. 20/2000 10454/FARD – Under the OMFRA, 1982, trawling is banned within 20kms from the HTL from the Jatadhar river mouth to Devi river mouth and Chilika lake mouth to Rushikulya river mouth, for a period of  5 months from Jan to May of every year from 1/1/2001 to 31/5/2002.

7th June 2002 – Notification No.: 7.FY.Sch.20/2002.10966/FARD – Under the OMFRA, 1982, trawling is banned within 20kms from the HTL from the Jatadhar river mouth to Devi river mouth and Chilika lake mouth to Rushikulya river mouth, for a period of  5 months from Jan to May of every year from 1/1/2003 to 31/5/2004.

27th May 2004 – Notification No.: 7Fy. Sch. 22/2004 -9648 /FARD – Under the OMFRA of 1982, the State Government banned trawlers from fishing up to a sea-ward distance of 20 km from the shore, from the Jatadhar river mouth to Devi river mouth and Chilika lake mouth to Rushikulya river mouth, for a period of  5 months from Jan to May of every year between 1.1.2005 and 31.5.2006

4th Feb 2005 –  Notification No.: 7Fy. Sch. 22/2004-1895 / FARD – Under the OMFRA of 1982, the State Government has prohibited motorized vessels, trawlers and those using mechanized fishing techniques from fishing within 10km from the shore in certain specified areas of the Devi river mouth, Rushikulya river mouth and Dhamara river mouth, which could be turtle congregation areas and associated buffer spaces. This ban holds good for 7 months from Nov to May starting from 1st Nov. 2005 to 31st May 2007

21st July 2005 – Notification No.: 7Fy. Sch. 22/2004- 11327 /FARD – Under the OMFRA of 1982, the State government specifies regulations regarding certain craft and gear in the Devi river mouth, Rushikulya river mouth and Dhamara river mouth areas

Notifications under OMFRR

  •  – Amendments to the OMFRR, 1983

31st May 1993 – Notification No.: 4FY-M-16/93/ 10265/FARD –  Under the OMFRA of 1982, the State Government amended the table regarding fees payable for registration of vessels and the table regarding fees payable for licences, both of which are a part of the Orissa Marine Fishing Regulation Rules, 1983.

24th Dec 1993 – Notification No.: 4-FY-M-16/93-22735/FARD – Under the OMFRA of 1982, the State government added to the list of vessels, mentioned in the Orissa Marine Fishing Regulation Rules, 1983, that need to pay fees for registration of the same and for obtaining licences

17th April 2001 – Notification No.:7Fy Sch 2/2001 6952/FARD – The State government amended the Orissa Marine Fishing Regulation Rules, 1983. It mandated mechanized vehicles to use Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs)

 

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