Down to Earth article: ‘Centre’s revised guidelines for deep sea fishing anger fishers’

The Central government has issued revised guidelines for deep sea fishing by big ships in the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ)—an area of the sea between 22 km and 370 km from the coast, beyond the territorial waters.

The guidelines permit deep sea fishing with letter of permission (LoP) from the Centre.

The guidelines were issued even as fisher communities in 10 coastal states are agitating against an expert committee report that recommended giving letter of permission for more big vessels in EEZ.

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