Report filed by the Fishing Harbour Project Division on the construction of wharves in Kaliveli backwaters, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Report filed by the Department of Fisheries, Fishing Harbour Project Division, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu. The matter related to construction of wharves in Kaliveli backwater. "Due to the construction of fishing wharf in Kaluveli backwaters, all the boats from potential Olive Ridley nesting sites would be shifted to the wharf for berthing. Thus, 1.48 km coastal length and 17164 sq m area on the seashore in potential nesting sites is made available for the free movement of Olive Ridley turtles for their nesting. The report by the Department of Fisheries, government of Tamil Nadu, Fishing Harbour Project Division said that the construction of fishing wharf in Kaluveli waters would "proportionately increase the Olive Ridley Turtles nesting area". As there is no fishing wharf in the Villupuram district, all mechanised fishing vessels (MFV) are being operated from the inner sea, about 300-400 metre from the seashore and the fish catches are being transported from the MFVs through country crafts/out board motorised boats to the seashore for marketing. The construction of fishing wharf in Kaluveli waters would help in the safe berthing of 32 MFVs, 177 non-motorised boats and 1363 motorized non-mechanical boats. The matter related to construction of fishing harbours in Kaliveli estuary, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.