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Fishing for Freedom

United Nations - For most of their lives, every one of the 1200 fishermen in Tamil Nadu in the south of India described themselves as slaves. They were in debt to money-lenders and a corrupt system ensured that they could never pay off what…

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The Beels of Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, the world 'Beel' means a lake with static water. To better manage these flood plain fisheries and alleviate the poverty of communities living around these rich ecosystems, scientists worked with fishing co-operatives for…

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