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Tuna export case - Lakshadweep

  • Published
    14th Jul, 2022

CBI has booked Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal P.P for allegedly colluding with a Colombo-based company to cheat fishermen in Lakshadweep.


What is the case?

  • According to the CBI, some public servants of Lakshadweep Co-operative Marketing Federation (LCMF) in collusion with Faizal caused loss to LCMF by not following the requisite tender process and other formalities in theexport of tuna fish to a Sri Lankan company.

Lakshadweep Co-operative Marketing Federation (LCMF):

  • LCMF, which was established in 1966, is the apex society of all cooperative supply & marketing societies in Lakshadweep.
  • The federation also acts as the nodal agency of the Lakshadweep Administration in the marketing of agricultural products (copra) and fishery products (mass tuna).


  • Tuna and tuna-like species include approximately 40 species occurring in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans and in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Tuna species account for 20 percent of the value of all marine capture fisheries and over eight percent of all globally traded seafood.

About Lakshadweep:

  • The name Lakshadweep in Malayalam and Sanskrit means ‘a hundred thousand islands’. ”
  • India’s smallest Union Territory Lakshadweep is an archipelago consisting of 36 islands with an area of 32 sq km.
  • It is a uni-district Union Territory and comprises of 12 atolls, three reefs, five submerged banks and ten inhabited islands.
  • There are three main group of islands:
  • Amindivi Islands
  • Laccadive Islands
  • Minicoy Island.
  • Amindivi Islands are the northernmost while the Minicoy Island is the southernmost.
  • All are tiny islands of coral origin (Atoll) and are surrounded by fringing reefs.
  • The Capital is Kavaratti and it is also the principal town of the UT.
  • All Islands are 220 to 440 km away from the coastal city of Kochi in Kerala, in the emerald Arabian Sea. 
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