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Coastal zone and communities

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This page provides information on the legal framework for coastal regulations, campaigns and demands of fishworker organizations, and viewpoints of organizations.

Coastal hotspots in India

Source: Save the coasts, Save the fishers: NFF Report of the campaign (2008) * Please note this flash might take 3-4 minutes to load

Community struggles

  1. Tamil Nadu: Cheyyur thermal power plant and port struggles (2013)
  2. Tamil Nadu: Koodumkulam nuclear power plant (2012)
  3. Gujarat: Kutch (Mundra and Adoni SEZs) 

The Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification 2011: A primer for coastal fishing communities (Draft) (English, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil , Hindi, Marathi, Gujarathi, Oriya, Malayalam and Bengali)

Legal framework

Coastal Protection and Erosion

2009 Consultations

Programme schedule for the consultations

Viewpoints and Campaigns

Climate Change

Review of literatuer for ICSF study on "Climate change and fisheries: Perspectives from small-scale fishing communities in India on measures to protect life and livelihood"

Reports and Documents

Articles from ICSF Publications


State Coastal Zone Management Authorities

Other resources