The countrywide lockdown forced by the COVID-19 pandemic has left thousands of migrant fishermen from Andhra Pradesh stranded at the Veraval fishing harbour on the Saurashtra coast in Gujarat, one of the country’s largest.
Veraval is a municipality and the headquarters of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat. It is also known for the hub of fishing industries in India.
Gujarat, as the country’s largest seafood producer, draws thousands of migrants, called “Madrasis” locally, from Vizianagaram, Srikakulam and Visakhapatnam to work on mechanised fishing trawlers from August to April every year.
Source : The Hindu