Deaths of Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka waters sheds light on marine crisis caused by overfishing

BANGALORE – The recent deaths of four fishermen from Tamil Nadu – one of them a Sri Lankan Tamil refugee living in India – have revealed a marine crisis that has been masquerading as a diplomatic issue for years.

A. Mesia, 30, V. Nagaraj, 52, N. Sam, 28, and S. Senthil Kumar, 32, set out to fish at sea from Kottaipattinam in Pudukottai district on Jan 18.

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