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In India, fishermen are using traditional rules to tackle declining catches

Vinita Govindarajan, Scroll.in
In India, fishermen are using traditional rules to tackle declining catches

In December 2014, Divya Karnad, a PhD student at Rutgers University in the US, witnessed a fishermen’s meeting in Sindhudurg district in south Maharashtra. The artisanal fisherfolk, belonging to the Brahmeshwar community, had taken the day off work and gathered at the village temple to discuss the presence of a purse-seine in their waters two…