Puducherry Coastal Zone Management
Authority is the regulatory body for protecting and
improving the quality of the coastal environment and
preventing and abating coastal environmental pollution in
the coastal areas of Puducherry U.T.
The Union Territory of Puducherry has a coastline of 45
kms, stretching along the Bay of Bengal and to some extent
along the Arabian Sea out of which Puducherry region alone
has 24 km of coastline, Karaikal has 20 km stretch and Mahe
has 1km stretch of coastline, with a very wide range of
coastal ecosystems such as estuaries, lagoons, mangroves,
backwaters, sandy stretches, etc which are characterized by
unique biotic and abiotic properties and processes.