Free trade pacts, FDI opposed in retail, fisheries sectors
The National Fish Workers Forum has opposed free trade agreements and foreign direct investment in retail trade and the fisheries sector.
In a resolution adopted at its annual general body meeting held here from December 7 to 9, the forum demanded that fish workers be consulted before any trade agreement involving the fisheries sector was signed.
The meeting opposed the establishment of nuclear power plants, and expressed its solidarity with the people struggling against the setting up of such plants at Kudankulam and Jaitapur. It strongly opposed the establishment of thermal power plants with captive ports on the coast and the setting up of new private ports.