Goa: Fisheries department maintains vigil on fishing vessels, Bombay HC told

Fisheries director Shamila Monteiro on Thursday submitted to the high court of Bombay at Goa that it is mandatory for vessel owners to obtain a valid pass from the fisheries department when the boat goes out to sea for fishing, failing which they are liable to pay a penalty. She has stated on oath that at the time of issuance of such passes, the department officials maintain a vigil on the vessels before these venture out.