The team suggested that Gahirmatha and Rushikulya river mouths should be protected from external interventions.
During restrictions, fishermen should be given jobs under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGA) scheme.
According to the report submitted by the Chief Forest Conservator, 5 to 7 lakh Olive Ridley sea turtles die every year. The committee has sought three more months’ time for Debi River mouth. It has suggested that TED should be installed on trawlers for the safety of sea turtles .
The team comprised Bangalore-based Indian Institute of SCence’ Centre for Ecological Science Prof (Dr) Kartik Shankar and Chilika Development CEO Sushant Nanda and Amicus Curie Mohit Agrawal.
Chief Justice S Maralidjhar and Justice BP Routray conducted a hearing and fixed April 29,2021 as the next date of hearing.