RTI and EIA collide at NIO
The National Institute of Oceanography has repeatedly attested that the Adani group's projects in Kutch
would not negatively impact the region's ecology, but admits this only reluctantly.
AP coastal crisis leaves fishermen marooned
Moneylender troubles, a fast depleting catch due to pollution, and displacement: it has been
raining blow after blow on fisherfolk in AP recently.
Fishy, with lots of money
Assam is blessed with more than 150 indigenous ornamental fish species. Now, the government is
trying to organise the market for these, and promote new businesses.
Lakshadweep's Muslim women conquer the Earth
By bringing the benefits and the knowledge of science to their people, Haseena and Tajunnisa
have helped secure the resources on which their families depend.
Legalising coastal destruction
Fishermen oppose a new notification by the Environment Ministry. Their state
governments agree, but the Centre and the World Bank are pushing ahead.
DEVELOPMENT ALONG THE COASTLINE
Draft coastal regulation threatens fishermen
Activists say the proposed draft Coastal Management Zone notification will
do little to protect the rights of fisherfolk and the environment.
FISHERWOMEN OF MUNDRA
Women warriors of the sea
In the face of the rapid expansion of the Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone
in Gujarat, nearby fishing villages are trying hard to come to terms with a changing world.
Thirty years with a load of fish on her head
Crores of taxpayer rupees are spent by government institutes each year on fisheries technology and research. How much does this impact the lives of
the average fish hawkers who vend on foot?
A floundering trade
Kerala's fisheries sector is heading for deep crisis. The sector is already in troubled waters due to over exploitation
of marine wealth, unbridled mechanisation and debt traps. Now the clouds of impending import of fish are further
darkening the horizon.
M Suchitra and P N Venugopal
Livelihoods caught in the nets
As the state clamps its annual ban on trawl boats along the Kerala coast, an old battle rages again, pitting
traditional fishermen against trawl-boat owners who view the occupation quite differently.
Each side feels that positive intervention by the state is required.
M Suchitra and P N Venugopal
CONSERVATION IN SUNDERBANS
Jambudwip - a fishy conservation
Who decides if livelihoods or habitat should be the focus of conservation efforts? In a remote island in the Sunderbans,
fisherfolk whose seasonal dry-fishing dates back many generations find themselves competing with mangroves and the
Environment Ministry's changing stance on national security.
Mineral sand coast under threat
A recent proposal for sand mining in Kerala's Alappuzha district has come under severe scrutiny from both law-makers and experts of the region. Benefits of the project do not seem to outweigh the costs to fisheries and the environment. Sreedevi Jacob reports.
Big fish, little fish
Surviving as a fisherman in the world's largest delta
has never been easy.
But today the Sunderban fisherman is trapped by more than
the ravages of nature; now he is caught between court directives
and politicians limiting traditional
life, and large trawlers that operate unfettered by
those same overseers. Sujoy Dhar reports.
Guardians of Sea Turtles
The serene and beautiful fishing hamlet of Kolavipalam in North Kerala has been in the news for a grassroots level effort to protect the endangered Olive Ridley turtles.
Fishing in troubled waters
A one-metre sea level rise could affect as many as 7.1 million people,
increasing displacement risk for coastal communities
dependent on fishing