articles by Monalisa Patsani

India

Govt apathy, unchecked fishing mafia forcing Odisha’s Chilika fishermen to migrate to southern states

For decades, traditional fishermen like Laxmidhar Behera, 45, of Bhusandapur village, which is connected to the lake by a small canal, have been spending each day on their small boats throwing out their fishing nets in the hope of a good catch of a variety of fish indigenous to the lake.