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Nationwide Fishworkers Discussion board requires roll again of anti-fisherfolk insurance policies  

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The Nationwide Fishworkers Discussion board (NFF) on Monday resolved to withstand and push for the roll-back of insurance policies and tasks that threaten coastal and marine ecologies that maintain lives and livelihoods of fish staff.

On World Fisheries Day, NFF organised protests throughout the 9 coastal States.

In Kerala, the Swanthanthra Matsya Thozhilali Federation held a ‘sea satyagraha’ with a single demand to withdraw the Vizhinjam venture.

The venture, based on the Federation, has triggered in depth environmental injury and displacement. Within the aftermath of current floods, the venture makes individuals much more susceptible to catastrophe and local weather change associated impacts.

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The Maharashtra Machchimar Kriti Samiti together with Wadhavan Bandar Virodhi Sangharsh Samiti held a rally and assembly demanding the roll again of the Wadhavan Port and the proposed refinery developing within the coastal area.

The Dakshin Banga Matsya Jeevi Discussion board in West Bengal warned the federal government to withdraw initiatives to marginalise the small-scale fish staff.

In Tamil Nadu, fishers’ unions have been resisting the draft CZMP 2019 launched by Division of Surroundings for public session. They demanded State authorities to revisit CRZ 2019 and draft CZMP 2019 to safe the standard rights of fishers.

The Conventional Fishworkers Union in Andhra Pradesh, and the unions in Puducherry and Odisha gave sturdy warning to the anti-fishing neighborhood insurance policies.

Leo Colaco, chairperson and Olencio Simoes, common secretary of Nationwide Fishworkers Discussion board mentioned NFF celebrates World Fisheries Day to commemorate the formation of the International Fisher Motion that started in New Delhi in 1997.

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