Coronavirus should drive Kerala to adopt sustainable marine fishing practices.

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News is quickly filtering in from all over the country and the world about the toll which the novel coronavirus is taking on coastal fishing communities.

Most communities are on lockdown mode. In most developing countries, marine fishing communities are already development-disadvantaged and marked by lower human development indices compared to their respective national averages. The extraordinary situation created by the virus has only exacerbated their conditions. Kerala is no exception.

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