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Tracking the oil sardine: On the El Niño trail

Tracking the oil sardine: On the El Niño trail

Not too long ago, the oil sardine was A Ilavarasu’s main catch. A country boat fisherman from Rameswaram, he says it is no longer the case although he recalls with optimism that three weeks ago his uncle netted a mini-bonanza of the fish, which he sold for Rs 5,000....

Environment concerns mar source of cash for womenfolk

Environment concerns mar source of cash for womenfolk

Chinnapaalam is a small fishing hamlet near Pamban. The menfolk are countryboat fishermen while the women go to nearby islands like Krusaddai to collect seaweed. They go on coracles to the islands. In Thangachimadam, Pamban and Mandapam, seaweed is grown for...

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