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Indian Coast Guard seizes 2 tons of endangered sea cucumber worth Rs 8 crore

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Based on a tip-off, the Indian Coast Guard team at Mandapam, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu seized a 2-ton shipment of marine species Sea Cucumber, that was being smuggled via Indian waters. Early on Sunday, Coast Guard teams in the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay areas tracked the boat and laid a cordon to block the suspect vessel at sea. Sea cucumbers are an important constituent of the marine ecosystem.