Divers’ memories of trochus fishing in the Andaman islands

Ramesh, Madhuri (2021) Divers’ memories of trochus fishing in the Andaman islands. The Bastion : Development in Depth.

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The trade in trochus—or top shells—was an important part of the economy of the Andaman Islands for almost a century. The first part of this series pieced together voices from the archives to describe how interest in this marine resource forged connections between different people and places, not only within the Andaman Islands but also with other parts of the world. Further, the archival material indicates that the regulation of trochus fisheries was a tricky endeavour from the start and it eventually failed because neither the fishers nor the government paid enough attention to questions of conservation and sustainability.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Ramesh, Madhuri
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fishing, Andaman islands, Trochus shells
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Life sciences; biology > Ecology
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/2540
Publisher URL: https://thebastion.co.in/politics-and/divers-memor...

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