Sunday, 25 June 2017
| Radio Monsoon aims to ensure safety reigns among fishermen in south India | Nicola Slawson

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With the rainy season approaching in Kerala state, a radio station is providing a low-tech forecast service to encourage 30,000 families to fish more safely
For the fisherfolk of India’s southern state of Kerala, risking life and limb is part of everyday life.
As fish stocks deplete in coastal waters because of overfishing and climate change, fishermen have no option but to venture ever further out to sea on small boats, flimsy canoes and catamarans. These modest craft are prone to accidents, especially during the monsoon season from June to August. The absence of navigational aids, radio communication or safety devices heightens the risks.

In June and from then on, it's do-or-die trips for us. The sea faces terrible storms

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