LOCATION OF THE HARBOUR
The Harbour is located in the North Bank of Dhamara River in the revenue village Dhamara, Dist. Bhadrak. It is 20° 52'(N) latitude and 87° 04' longitude(E) and 7 K.M. from the point where the Dhamara River meets with the Bay of Bengal.
The nearest Airport is Bhubaneswar & Railway Station is Bhadrak (Charampa). The distance from Bhadrak is 80 Km by road and about 220 Km. from Bhubaneswar, the state capital of Odisha.
HISTORY OF HARBOUR
There was an old Fish landing centre operating here since long. Subsequently it was developed with UNDP assistance and it was a FAO executed Project (1971-74). The Project was commissioned in March'1978 with a cost of 103.80 lakhs constructed by Irrigation Department and handed over to Chief Construction Engineer, Gopalpur Port Project, under Commerce & Transport (Commerce) Department during 1980s for collection of users fees. Subsequently Stage-II was constructed on 14.7.2008 and handed over to Commerce & Transport (Commerce) Department. Both the Phase-I & Phase-II Jetties with the Whole Harbour Complex were handed over on 01.12.2009 to Management Society, Dhamara Fishing Harbour, Dhamara under Fisheries Deptt. Govt of Odisha for its day-to-day smooth management.
Thus at present the Harbour is unified and under "Management Society, Dhamara Fishing Harbour, Dhamara".