Rising sea temperatures are directly affecting the livelihoods of fishermen and fish sellers along India’s western coast who now have to make do with a diminishing catch.
“We spent hours at sea, but couldn’t catch a single fish. Nothing in all five of our nets,” Darshan Kini, a fisherman in the coastal city of Mumbai, said in frustration one-morning last month.
The 36-year-old had just returned with his fellow fisherman to the harbour at Marve beach in the city’s Malad suburb.
He has been going out to fish in this part of the Arabian Sea along the western coast of India with family elders since he was three or four years old.
But things have changed dramatically since Mr. Kini’s childhood.
“My grandfather used to tell me how big fish like sharks, stingrays, and dolphins would roam here. Even as a child, we would put out any net and get a bucket of fish. But we haven’t got a single fish today.”
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