Local fishermen have said that due to the illegal fishing undertaken in the Muliwaikkal sea area, their livelihood are completely affected.
Around 4,500 families are living on Muliwaikkal area depending on the fishing for their livelihood.
In this context a number of illegal and condition breaching fishing are undertaken in this area. Because of this the families depending on fishing have been affected severely.
Using surukku valai and flood lit fishing in deep sea and mechanized (drawing by tractors) beach sein net fishing are driving the local fishermen towards suicide. Further Nanthikadal also drying up causing more tribulations to small scale fishermen.