MARINE ENFORCEMENT

As per G.O M.S.4/84/TF & PD dated 13.01.1984 of Transport, Fisheries and Ports Department, sanction was given for the creation of special cell and squad of fishery Guards in the Department of fisheries for the enforcement of the provisions contained in Kerala Marine fishing Regulation Act 1980 (KMFRA) and other regulation in the Fisheries Sector. Accordingly, Marine Enforcement Wing is functioning under the control of a Superintendent of Police with about 60 Police personnel, on deputation basis. (Including Superintendent of Police & Chief Guard-61).

Strength and Structure

Marine Enforcement Wing is sanctioned with a Staff strength of One Superintendent of Police, the Unit head, One Chief Guard (Assistant Commandant/D.Y.S.P), 3 Inspector of Guard (Inspector of Police), 6 Sub Inspector of Guard(Sub Inspector of Police), 12 Head Guard (Head Constable) and 38 Guards (Police Constable).

 

SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE

(Unit Head)

Chief Guard

 

 

Vizhinjam Fisheries Station

Neendakara Fisheries Station

Vypin Fisheries Station

Beypore Fisheries Station

Kannur Fisheries Staion

SANCTIOND STRENGTH

S.I – 1

H.C – 1

P.C - 6

C.I – 1

S.I – 1

H.C – 3

P.C - 14

C.I – 1

S.I – 2

H.C – 4

P.C - 6

C.I – 1

S.I – 1

H.C – 3

P.C - 6

S.I – 1

H.C – 1

P.C - 6

PRESENT STRENGTH

S.I – 0

H.C – 0

P.C - 1

C.I – 0

S.I – 0

H.C – 3

P.C - 14

C.I – 1

S.I – 2

H.C – 3

P.C - 5

C.I – 0

S.I – 1

H.C – 1

P.C - 4

S.I – 1

H.C – 1

P.C - 5

 

  1. I.Operational Jurisdiction

Having an operational jurisdiction of 590 Kms of 9 Coastal districts in Kerala. Out of the 9 Coastal Districts 5 only are having Marine Enforcement Units, attached to Fisheries Stations. i.e, 1 Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram District, 2 Neendakara in Kollam district, 3 Vypin in ernakulam District, 4 Beypore in Kozhikode District and 5 Kannur in Kannur District. Each station is having a big hired boat and a speed boat each, owned by the Department.

II.    Duties

a.    Superintendent of Police

Supervise the overall functions of Marine Enforcement Wing and submit critical assessment and recommendations to the Director of Fisheries, regarding the implementation of the Kerala Marine fishing Act, Trawl Ban, rescue Operation etc., as directed in the G.O.

b.    Chief Guard (DYSP/AC)

In order to assist Superintendent of Police the Chief Guard will monitor the implementation of the various provisions of the KMFR Act and supervise the working of the Fishery Guards.  He will have to conduct periodical inspections regarding the field work and forward monthly reports.  He is responsible for the proper training, maintenance of discipline, ensuring that the guards are kept in an excellent operational condition.

c.    Inspector of Guard/ Sub inspector of Guard (CIs and Sis)

These Officers are in charge of the Marine Enforcement Units attached to the five Fisheries Stations.  Inspector of Guard are also functioning as Impounding officers also.  They are co-ordinating the Patrolling and Sea Rescue Operations.  As per the G.O, all Police personnel are deputed for fiving police assistance to the Fisheries Officers, in the implementation of KMFR Act.  

d.    Head Guards/ Guards (Head Constables / Police Constables)

Head Guards and Guards are conducting patrolling in the sea along with the impounding officers for the implementation of the Act.  They are also conducting Sea Rescue Operations as and when required.

III.    Functions

1.To render police support to the impounding officers of the Fisheries Department, in organizing Marine patrolling as well as impounding.
2.To ensure the safe custody of mechanized boats violating the provisions of the Kerala Marine Fishing Regulation Act.
3.Conduct patrolling in back waters to enforce the regulations regarding the use of stake nets, dip nets etc.
4.To conduct sea rescue operations for saving the life of fishermen and their boats in distress.
5.Implementation of the Act during the Trawl ban period.
6.Since no separate staff are provided for operating the Communication system, police personnel attached with the Marine Enforcement Units are handling the One to One Wireless Communication System, which is operating in between patrol boats and concerned Marine Enforcement Unit.
7.Considering the recent terrorist attacks and threat from LTTE Militants, necessary steps to prevent designs of Anti-Social and Communal elements through coastal areas are being taken.  To prevent their activities, intensive patrolling are being conducted through out the coastal areas and informations/ intelligence are gathered during the patrolling are being conveyed in time to coast Guard and Local Police authorities for further necessary action.
8.Supervision for the registration process of fishing vessels is in progress.

 

Contact us:-

Name & Designation

office

Fax

Mobile

Dr.Benny Thomas, Superintendent of Police (M. E)

0471-2317524

0471-2317524

9447141180

Sri. R. Sandhya, Deputy Director of Fisheries(M. E)

0471-2317524

0471-2317524

9447141190

Sri. Sigimon George

0471-2317524

0471-2317524

9447141184

 

 

Agencies

KSCADC | FIRMA | ADAK | KFWFB | Matsyafed | SAF | NIFAM | ME