In 2005, the SJF, in cooperation with the
Ten years later, these same fishing communities are now threatened by a man-made tsunami in the form of privatization of their tribal fishing area. As part of an industrial boom, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has licensed the building of 34 private coal plants in a 1,600 kilometer coastal area. Spearheading action against this, the APVVU has been successful in stalling the commissioning of 4 plants and forcing the government to establish minimal controls on coal ash disposal. Support for this project is aimed at strengthening the fisher unions’ capacity to negotiate with the State on their constitutional rights and entitlements.