Fishing for solutions. Transborder fishing in India and Sri lanka

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Vivekanandan has worked with fishing communities for over a quarter-century. Most of that was spent with the South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies, a cooperative organisation for small fishermen, of which he is currently advisor. He has started a new organisation, Fisheries Management Resource Centre (FishMARC) to promote and support collectives of the fishing community, and is the convener of the Alliance for Release of Innocent Fishermen (ARIF), which has been working on the issue of trans-border fishing on the Indo-Sri Lankan maritime border for over a decade. He spoke with Chandrika Sharma about the outstanding problems of transborder fishing on the Indo-Sri Lankan border and possibilities for resolving these. Read more