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Women Fish

By Danika Kleiber (Originally posted on IUCN Save our Species) Historically, the role of gender in marine fisheries has not been evaluated in terms of conservation implications. But that is changing. As part of her PhD thesis Dr Danika Kleiber worked with Professor Amanda Vincent, Director of Project Seahorse and Chair of the IUCN Species …

Trawling and trash: time to target our take

In September, Tanvi (our great PhD student from Chennai) and I spent two weeks in India roaming around the fisheries landing areas of the southern Tamil Nadu coast, the part that faces Sri Lanka. It was enthralling and appalling, the sort of work I really enjoy, even when it sickens me. Our goal was to …

When there’s light …

Today we had a chat with hope. We were at a dry and somewhat desolate landing beach up the coast from Tuticorin when along came a conservation hero. I didn’t see anything particularly meaningful at first. Pairs of people – man and woman, old and young, adult and child – grabbed meagre shelter from the …