Embroiled in a sea of deep controversy

New Delhi, Feb 21 (G’nY News Service): Ripped apart by the fishermen forums and the media, mostly in Kerala, and touted as the most controversial report of the decade, the protest against Dr. B. Meenakumari’s ‘Deep sea fishing policy and guidelines’ draft is all set to overturn the ‘blue revolution’ agenda of the new government. Of the many alleged shortfalls of the draft report, which was put out in the public domain by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries on 20th August 2014 for comments, the most pertinent alludes to livelihood. The seven member committee is headed by Dr. B. Meenakumari, DDG (Fisheries), Indian Council of Agricultural Research submitted thedraft report last year.However, careful reading of the draft report reveals that most of what is being said may be at cross-purposes, with an agenda to block fisheries development and long-term sustainability efforts of the well-meaning scientists of the nation. Trade unions to media houses and from NGOs to political parties are bending the report to create an issue based on misinterpretation of the report.

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