Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI -

Fish­ing as an oc­cu­pa­tion in the creek area has been in ex­is­tence in Navi Mum­bai area for long as hun­dreds of fam­i­lies are de­pen­dent on it for their liveli­hood There are var­i­ous such ponds which be­long to dif­fer­ent peo­ple Dur­ing high tides when wa­ter flows into ponds, nets are used to catch the fish The for­est de­part­ment does not give per­mis­sion to clean them, which has dras­ti­cally re­duced the depth of ponds, lead­ing to lesser catch Due to the lack of depth, the tem­per­a­ture in the pond in­creases which is not suit­able for crabs and prawns

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