Trivia about a not so trivial matter
One of the points mentioned by the fishermen who worked on the boats were:
a) The boats are owned by powerful men with connections
b) The diesel is subsidised
If you follow fisheries news from around the world, you will realise that like agriculture, fishing in the sea is subsidised by almost all governments in multiple ways. This allows them fishing boats to exceed go deeper and farther and stretch beyond what is commercially possible by most fishermen.
These are images of fuel drums and the fuelling station at Mumbai's Sassoon Dock.
Fishing for shrimp but netting jail time.
Rohini Mohan and her writing.
My photographs of fishermen of Palk Straits
Fishing subsidies and the health of the ocean WWF
India's first attempt at regulating trawling underway in January 2019.
Mumbai is killing the fishing villages that made the city.