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36 fishermen taken into custody

2015_11$largeimg20_Nov_2015_132418773Stepping up its protection drive ahead of mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles, forest personnel have taken into custody 36 fishermen in separate mid-sea interceptions along in Odisha in the past four days, officials said. The trawls used by the intruders for fishing along the prohibited breeding zones of the endangered marine animals were seized by the patrolling unit engaged by Forest Department for conservation of the turtles, forest officials said. Read the article here 10:27