Most of the fishing harbors along the Indian coast are located within the tidal inlets, barring a few on the open coast. Fishing harbor on an open coast needs protection in the form of breakwaters or training walls for providing tranquility conditions and safe vessel maneuvering and landing facilities. Practically, all inland fishing harbors suffer siltation problems. The studies on the development of a new inland fishing harbor on River Chapora (15° 36′4 6.22″ N and 73° 44′ 51.34″ E) in the state of Goa in India with such problem were carried out, the results of which are reported in this paper. © 2021, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.