Dire times for coastal fisheries?

The fishing industry along a portion of India’s east coast could be on the brink of a collapse. This dire warning comes as scientists find that fisheries in coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry use destructive methods and do not comply with existing regulations, which could stress the already over-exploited fish resources here.
Regulations are crucial in India, the world’s second largest fish producer, where large scale motorisation of traditional fishing crafts began since the 1950s. Different categories of crafts – traditional catamarans, fibreglass boats, trawlers – have specifications, from the fishing gear they should employ to the distance they should head out into the sea. But are these rules followed?
Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-sci-tech-and-agri/dire-times-for-coastal-fisheries/article24606280.ece

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