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District Level – Coastal Defenders Program on Coastal Community and Coastal Environment Protection

A One-Day Program on Coastal Community and Coastal Environment Protection has been conducted on 14th November 2019, at Muthupettai, Thiruvarur District. This district-level program contains multiple objectives, namely, i) Educating Fishing Women and Youth, ii) Protecting Coastal Village Ecology, Livelihood, and Economic Development and iii) Access to Government Social Security Schemes. The number of participants …

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State Level Training for Coastal Rights Defenders at Thanjavur

A three day Coastal Defenders training program was conducted from 19th to 21st July at Thanjavur. The programme was organized by Human Rights Research Advocacy and Research Foundation and supported by Winmeengal, Karunya Trust, PAD, CRC, Don Bosco Anbu Illam, SHE, CARE, Grace Educational Trust, RD Trust. It was attended by 37 participants (21 women …

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Two Day Training for Coastal Defenders

A two-day training programme for coastal youth was conducted at Thanjavur on 7th and 8th February 2019. A total of 86 participants out of which 46 were men and 40 women participated in the programme. The participants were from 13 districts spanning from Pazhaverkadu to Kanyakumari. The main focus of the programme was empowering the …

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Nagapattinam and Karaikal Fishing People’s Conference 17-11-2014, Nagapattinam

On the Occasion of World Fisheries Day…. Towards Strengthening Coastal Rights Defenders… Nagapattinam and Karaikal Fishing People’s Conference 17-11-2014, Nagapattinam Towards Strengthening Coastal Rights Defenders… Nagapattinam and Karaikal Fishing People’s Conference was held on 17-11-2014 in Nagapattinam organised by Coastal Action Network (CAN) Supported by Social Need Education and Human Awareness (SNEHA) Human Rights Advocacy and …

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Consultation to Stop implementation of Sethu Samudiram Shipping Canal Project (SSCP)

Consultation to Stop implementation of Sethu Samudiram Shipping Canal Project (SSCP) in any route announced by the BJP government, Repeal Coastal Regulation Zone Notification 2011, Amend Env. Impact Assessment 2006 – Protect Livelihoods and Ecology, CAN’s draft Bill 2015 to protect traditional Coastal and Marine fishing people on 12th & 13th December 2014 at Chennai. …

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Protecting Coastal Livelihood, Ecology and Fisheries

Micro Studies Research Booklet prepared and published about Sea erosion along the Coast, Desalination Plants and its Impacts, Illegal Shrimp Industries functioning in Coastal Villages, Impact of Nuclear power plant at Kalpakkam, Illegal rare sand mining in Coastal Districts, Destruction of Kattupalli Island and Sethu Samudram Shipping Canal Project (SSCP). Illegal mining of rare sand …

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Public Hearing on KU Thermal Power Plant on 25 July 2014 at Tuticorin

Public Hearing on KU Thermal Power Plant on 25th July 2014 at Tuticorin M/s. K.U. Thermal Power Private Limited., proposed to 1320 MW (2×660 MW) Coal Based Thermal Power Plant at the Public Hearing held at Office of the District Collector, Sangukoodam, Korampallam, Thoothukudi District on 25th July 2014 as per the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control …

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Ramanathapuram Fishing People’s Conference on 29-11-2014, Ramanathapuram

To be forming coastal defenders in Ramanathapuram District. Each minimum 5 persons including youth and women in every coastal villages to protect their housing, common lands, fishing rights and coastal ecology. This Conference was organised by Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation, Ramanathapuram Fish workers Trade Union behalf of Coastal Action Network. Morethan 64 men …

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Building and Strengthening Women Fishworkers / vendors forums

Workshop for women fish workers (Chennai district level) was held on 10th June 2014 at Royapuram, Chennai and 18th July 2014 at Pattinampakkam and organized by Coastal Action Network, HRARF, FLLRC, NAVO, UDAVI, CCRD & CCPM. More than 110 women fish workers and vendors 12 NGO’s representatives participated in this conference from 7 villages and …

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Coastal Action Network (a brief note)

Contact Addresses Jesu Rethinam, Convenor: 11/1A, Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsar Street (Backside of Nadar Street), Velippalayam, Nagapattinam – 611 001. Ph: 04365 – 248674, 248907; E-mail: coastalactionnetwork@rediffmail.com A Brief Note on Coastal Action Network Tamil Nadu is endowed with one of the largest and richest fishery wealth of India. The State has a 1000 km coastline …

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