Kerala fishermen struggle as man-made factors deplete catches

Kerala's fisheries sector is grappling with a severe decline in fish catch. This troubling trend endangers the livelihoods of traditional fisherfolk and the industry's future.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jul 06, 2024 | 4:30 PMUpdatedJul 06, 2024 | 4:30 PM

Kerala fishermen struggle as man-made factors deplete catches

Kerala’s vital fisheries sector, crucial for the economy and protein supply, confronts a daunting challenge: a significant decline in catch jeopardising livelihoods of fishers and industry sustainability. Despite generating 566 lakh man-days of work annually, climate change and unsustainable practices exacerbate the crisis, threatening traditional fisherfolk and the sector’s future growth.

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