VIDEO: There are no fish in the creeks of Mumbai. What this means to the city

Coastal ecosystems in Mumbai

The mangrove forest along the eastern seafront of Mumbai and the western side of Navi Mumbai (Photo: Gopal)

The rivers in Mumbai are a source of livelihood, sustenance and a way of life of the people who live on its banks and around It.

Rivers are slowly turning into sewers due to disposal of trash by Humans. One such example is that of the Versova creek that has been polluted as there are 12 inlets connecting to the creek coming from North Mumbai.

Rivers like Malad, Oshiwara, Mogra, Poisar etc that have been carrying a lot of harmful Industrial as well as domestic waste into the river. This has led to heavy pollution and an extreme loss of marine life in the creek.

Fishermen living in the coastal part of Andheri can no more fish in the Versova creek for a living and the traditional method of fishing has been lost.

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