Monday 8 June 2020

Reduced Fishing Ban in India

It's World Oceans Day today. As the rest of the world celebrates the day with posters and messages about turtle, dolphin and shark conservation, India grapples with a more cardinal issue: the reduction of the fishing ban period along India's coastal waters in a bid to counter the impacts of the COVID lockdown on our fisheries. It just takes putting two and two together to see how marine conservation is linked with the welfare of fishworkers, and a blow to one means a blow to the other. 

The Grey Mullet fish mulls out loud in my column with The Hindu.

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