This chapter provides a stylized analysis of the evolution of a key extractrive industry for the Indian economy and society. As one of the world's fastest growing economies, India provides valuable insights into the challenges that development brings for those people whose livelihoods and way of life revolves around coastal fisheries. It also provides important learning opportunities for development policy makers who aspire to shape development processes in relation to natural resource dependent communities. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the trade-offs that confront all of the stakeholders in coastal India as the country accelerated on its development journey into the 21st century.
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