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Save the Coast, Save the Fishers

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Debnath, Harekrishna
Journal: Samudra Report
Volume: 50
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Date: 2008
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/3244
Sector: Fisheries
Water Resource & Irrigation
Region: Middle East & South Asia
Subject(s): marine resources
coastal resources
fisheries
governance and politics
Abstract: "Marine fishing communities in India, the traditional inhabitants of the approximately 8,000-km long coastline of the country, have fished for generations along the coast. For them, the coastal area is as much a lived space as an occupational space, encompassing both the land and the sea on which they live and work. The beach has been the space used for landing fish; selling, salting, smoking, curing and drying fish; and tying up boats and fishing implements and doing maintenance work on them, among other day-to-day activities, which makes the shore as much a working space as the sea."

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