Port Blair, June 13: All the mechanized fishing boat owners are informed that as per Rule 5 (a) i & ii of the A&N Islands Marine Fishing Rules 2004, all the Fishing vessels fitted with inboard engine(s) or outboard motor(s) having engine power 30 HP and above including sport fishing vessels are permitted for fishing only in Zone B (Territorial Waters) surrounding Andaman & Nicobar Islands beyond 06 Nautical miles from the appropriate baseline upto 12 Nautical miles).

All the mechanized fishing vessel owners in the A&N Islands are warned not to operate their vessels beyond the stipulated limit. If any vessel found beyond 12 Nautical miles from the fishing base or another fishing base other than one allotted to such fishing vessel as mentioned in the Fishing License, it may result to cancellation of fishing license or confiscation of the fishing boat as per the provisions of the rule.