19 November 2005
Fish workers protest against inclusion of fisheries in NAMA.
Fish workers protests all around India.
National Fishworkers Forum, a federation of the state level trade unions in costal states of India is mobilizing strong protests in the coastal states on 21st November 2005 – World Fisheries Day, against the trade policy negotiations in the World Trade Organisation, concerning the fisheries related issues of import of fish and import of foreign fishing vessels. Thousands of fishworkers will organize protests at the fish landing centres and fish harbours in Mumbai Maharashtra), Contai (West Bengal), Trivandrum (Kerala), Bhubaneshwar (Orissa), Vishakapatanam and Ongole (Andhra Pradesh) and other places in coastal areas demanding that India should take a firm stand at WTO Ministerial in Hong Kong, that the fisheries should be kept out of the purview of Non Agricultural Market Access (NAMA) negotiations and the WTO.
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