Fear has gripped the people as sea erosion as severely affected the Trasi-Hosapete-Kanchugodu stretch in Byndoor taluk of Udupi district.
The sea erosion that was noticed on Thursday has intensfied and has already swallowed 200-metre long shore. Trees have been washed away due to the fury of the waves.
The fishermen had anchored over 200 fishing boats in the region. Boats, nets and engines have been damage due to sea erosion. “If the sea erosion continues, then the boats will have to be shifted to the safer areas,” said fishermen. Houses are also facing the threat in the region.
The fishermen suspect that the Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management Project taken up near Trasi resulted in sea erosion in the region. Another groyne should be constructed to protect beaches from erosion, fishermen added.