ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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decline in 1985 to 3.61 lakh tonnes. The fisheries is faced with an acute conflict of interest that has been manifested in several confrontations between the traditional fishermen and the owners of mechanised crafts, mostly mercantile capitalists. Even though mechanised boats and trawlers can go in for deep-sea fishing they resort to fishing in waters which are used by traditional crafts and in the process not only deny the latter their catch but also prevent regeneration because when they fish they comb the area killing fish of all ages. Except some welfare programmes to pacify the volatile fishing community, no serious development programme has been put into practice to save the fishing sector of the state.

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