ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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CRZ Notification 2011: Not the End of the Road

The Coastal Regulation Zone Notification 2011 fails to meet the demands of the fishing community and environmentalist groups that it should offer greater protection to the coastal ecosystem, recognise the inalienable right of fisherfolk to their habitats and provide them with representation in decision-making. However, the prior consultations on the notification have led to a higher level of awareness about coastal issues among the fishing communities, government officials and the general public, all auguring well for its enforcement.



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