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.
RTI | Environment regulation | Gujarat
September 2010

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.
Andhra Pradesh
August 2009

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.
May 2009

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.
March 2009

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.
Environment regulation
November 2008

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.
Environmental regulation | Tamilnadu
July 2008

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.
Women | Gujarat
May 2008

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?
Livelihoods | Kerala
September 2006

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 report.
July 2006

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 report.
July 2006

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. Sunita Dubey reports.
West Bengal
May 2005

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.
Kerala | Mining
August 2003

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.
January 2003

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.
January 2003

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
December 2002