I did not try N4. I managed to go back to Kovalam yesterday morning. No luck. Low wind but still large waves. not much bait fish. A local fisherman was blaming the winds (??) and was lamenting the recent poor catch. I'm back in Singapore. Hope to be back at the earliest to try again.
You go to any coast of India and you will find local fisherman lamenting the poor catches and blaming winds or water color or temperature or XYZ factors except the real reason of indiscriminate netting throughout the year, even the mouth of estuaries and the holding rocks, destroying the breeding ground and holding places of juvenile fishes.
Yesterday only I heard the story of a guy, earning 24 lacs INR, in two years, selling Barras
, not paying a single rupee as tax, not returning a single brooder or juvenile fish as a long term plan, nothing in return to what he was reaping from the Sea, the greatest provider god has created.
When a farmer till and reaps his fields, he provides fertilizers, take out weeds, rakes the soil, put seeds, waters it and put a lot of effort to sustain the land and then harvest the crops. The Ocean is the fields of our fisherman but unfortunately there is a misconception amongst them that the bounty of Ocean is unending.
It is high time that we realize that even the Mighty Sea has its limitation.
Poor Catches are bound to happen.
God bless us all.