Tuesday, March 3, 2015

03/03/2015: Fish drying is the livelihood of thousands in West Bengal

For generations, fish drying in the Sundarban islands, located in the Indian state of West Bengal, is an essential source of livelihood for thousand, Mashable reports.


Concerns surrounding environmental damage and smuggling led to a ban in 1996 on fishing and fish-drying activities on Jambudwip and other surrounding islands.

Seasonal fishing and fish drying continues in the Sundarbans, although more than 25,000 Bengalis remain at risk of losing their jobs, and being forced to seek manual labor on other islands.
Read the article and see the photos HERE.

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