Kerala’s deep sea fishing project against Biodiversity Act: Expert

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 : The MoU Signed Between The Kerala Government's KSIDC And A Private Company EMCC International India (Pvt.

), For The Promotion And Upgradation Of The Deep Sea Fishing Industry In The State With An Investment Of Rs 5,000 Crore Is Against The Indian Bioersity Act Of 2002 Enacted By Parliament And Implemented In The Country, Said An Expert.

Oommen, A Former Chairman Of The Kerala State Bioersity Board, Said The Act Has Been Implemented In Kerala Through Rules Framed In 2008 By The Kerala State Bioersity Board Constituted In 2005.

"The Present Agreement Envisages Over Exploitation Of Our Natural Bio Resources Against The Interest Of Bioersity Conservation.

The Agreement Is Also Against The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) To Be Achieved By 2030.