Kerala Fishing: Kovalam (Thiruvananthapuram District)

The Marine Fisheries Census of Kerala (2010) lists Kovalam as both fishing village and landing centre.

Kovalam consists of a few beaches (Lighthouse Beach, Hawah or Eve's Beach, Samudra Beach), and is the main tourist beach of Thiruvananthapuram city. Some fishing occurs here. Kovalam is 11km south of the Thiruvananthapuram city centre.

Fishermen on Eve's (Hawah) Beach preparing their nets for the night.

A passing motorized boat.

Local catch displayed at a restaurant in Kovalam.

Fishermen (about 40 of them) hauling in a net from the shore of Lighthouse Beach. The net was taken out to sea (just a few hundred meters) the previous night, and hauled in about 8:00 the following morning.

The poor results of one night's work - more rubbish than fish.

Boats and gear not in use at Kovalam's Eve's Beach.

Boats at Ashok beach.

Kattumaran on Ashok Beach

Kovalam Beach - a tourist attraction, and small informal fish landing centre.