“The estuaries are polluted and we have to go deep into the sea to fish. Due to the pollution the fish are dying. We can’t survive like this”, said Anandan K, a distraught fisherman.
The health of the citizens is endangered and so it is their occupation. The fisherwomen in a fish market in Thazhamkuppam complained of loss of sales due to less and less fish being caught due to the pollution. An older fisherwoman also asked for some money as she didn’t make any good sales.
“We have taken up the matter with the fishing union but to no avail. All we do is protest but the government doesn’t seem to recognize our plight”, said S Rajesh, a fisherman living in Nettukuppam. The fishefolk have lost their catch due