Gahiramatha marine sanctuary
Gahiramatha marine sanctuary is a marine wildlife sanctuary situated in the state of Odisha. This famous tourist destination is the world’s largest nesting beach for Olive Ridley Turtles. It spans from Dhamra River mouth in the north to Brahmani River mouth in the south.
Odisha government’s fisheries department is installing Geo Coordinate Software in the GPS of all mechanised fishing vessels to prevent them from entering the Gahiramatha marine sanctuary so as to help conserve the turtle population. The government installed the software in 90 fishing trawlers recently under the first phase of the initiative.