- Title: Water subway project in southern India draws flak for alteration of fishing nets
- Date: 16th December 2019
- Summary: KOCHI, KERALA, INDIA (DECEMBER 15, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF FISHING NETS HANGING OVER WATER VARIOUS OF FISHERMEN LOWERING AND RAISING FISHING NETS TOURISTS AT THE BEACH SIGNBOARD READING DETAILS OF KOCHI WATER METRO PROJECT IN ENGLISH (SOUNDBITE) (English) WRITER AND ACTIVIST, N. S. MADHAVAN, SAYING: "It's unthinkable, it's almost barbaric to think that a historical heritage view which has been in existence prior to Taj Mahal, is being destroyed in the name of expedience." FISHERMEN LOWERING A FISHING NET INTO THE SEA PEOPLE AT A PORT
- Embargoed: 30th December 2019 09:40
- Keywords: India Kerala Kochi Portugal Water Metro fishing nets infrastructure subway train
- Location: KOCHI, KERALA, INDIA
- City: KOCHI, KERALA, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA001BA863PR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The decision of altering subway route of Water Metro Project in southern India's Kochi city through the 500-year-old Chinese fishing nets is drawing flak from activists.
The only remaining eight hanging nets of Kochi are known to be a part of the identity of the city, said writer and activist N.S. Madhavan. Four of these eight fishing nets will have to go to make way for the water metro jetty.
Chinese fishing nets, one of the popular tourist attractions in Kochi, are fast becoming a thing of past as its high maintenance costs is forcing fishermen to look for other economical options.
The Chinese fishing nets attract a plethora of tourists due to its unique process of collecting fish.
The nets were introduced to the city port in the year 1519 by Portuguese colonists from China.
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