Fish laid out by artisanal fishermen to dry north of Pondicherry. Fish hauls, however, have decreased due to overfishing. Conservation India conducted a study in 2010 85% of all artisanal fishermen surveyed had experienced diclines in fish catch. Meanwhile most trawler fishermen admitted to not obeying laws which prevent them from fishing within 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) of shore putting them in direct competition with artisanal fishermen. Pondicherry, India.