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India: Kerala fishermen reject plans for surfers’ paradise

India: Kerala fishermen reject plans for surfers’ paradise

24th Dec 2009 Press Release Tourism News

Fishermen in the regions of Kovalam and Vizhinjam in the southern Indian state of Kerala have urged authorities to halt the construction of an artificial reef funded by central government Tsunami Rehabilitation Funds. In an attempt to attract surfers to the area and turn Kovalam into a year-round tourism destination, the state government plans to build the reef 150 metres from the tourist beach.