A presentation by Sibananda Senapati and Prof. Vijaya Gupta at the 4th National Research Conference on Climate Change, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, October 26-27, 2013.

Dr Francis Day, the First Inspector General of Fisheries in India, stated: "Our fishermen are a very miserable lot of people and extremely poor." This view is no longer tenable as the Koli community has certainly advanced a great deal although it is not up to the mark.