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

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Changing Balance of Power at Sea-Motorisation of Artisanal Fishing Craft

Motorisation of Artisanal Fishing Craft Maarten Bavinck Motorisation of 'kattumarams ' is taking place at a rapid pace along the Coromandel coast in Tamil Nadu, with the encouragement of the state. While the main reasons for this are the increased earnings and the additional comfort for the crew, it is also enabling rural fisherfolk to protect their catch from trawlers which ply the inshore waters and has led to several direct actions aimed at limiting trawler operations.

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