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Goa: The full-fledged cry of traditional Goan fishermen to a fisherman from Karnataka who had crossed over illegally, that there is no fish in Goa’s waters October 14,2021   |  Source: Herald

The full-fledged cry of traditional Goan fishermen to a fisherman from Karnataka who had crossed over illegally, that there is no fish in Goa’s waters, is a shame on everyone who claims to be a decision-maker and leader in Goa. These fishermen have been literally fighting for their survival and fighting with big trawlers who have clearly taken away the fish stock from their waters. On Monday when fishing vessels from Karnataka entered Goan waters in Betul they alerted the coastal police, they gave chase to the trawler on speed boats provided by a local traditional fisherman Pele Fernandes.

When the trawlers were brought in, the cry of Goan fishermen was too painful. While congratulating the coastal police, one local fisherman said, “From 3 in the morning I have been out. But have got nothing. We have no money, our stomachs are empty and you people come from outside (to take away Goan fish).”

- The sea wealth of Goa is literally pulled away by these monster LED boats. And yet, the government does little to stop them

- The LED lobby has been so powerful that the government really hasn’t been able to control them. But who has suffered? Our traditional Goan fishermen.

- In May 2016 Goa government banned the use of LED by trawlers

- In three months, in

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