Alternative fisher livelihoods and olive ridley sea turtle conservation in Rushikulya, Odisha

Alternative fisher livelihoods and olive ridley sea turtle conservation in Rushikulya, Odisha Ridhi Chandarana, Muralidharan M., Kartik Shanker In areas where marine turtles and local communities coexist, conflict can emerge due to the space shared on land and sea. With mounting international pressure to conserve turtles, most decisions to reduce this conflict are made by people…

Fisheries resource monitoring in Karnataka

Fisheries resource monitoring in Karnataka Naveen Namboothri, Sajan John Historically referred to as the ‘mackerel coast’, Karnataka contributes significantly to India’s seafood industry. However, if one were to look beyond the benchmarks of ‘total catch’ and ‘Mean Sustainable Yield’, a different picture of its fisheries emerges. The characteristics of present-day fisheries in Karnataka shows not…

REEF LOG: monitoring marine ecosystems

REEF LOG: an underwater citizen science programme for monitoring  India’s marine ecosystems Tanmay Wagh, Kartik Shanker, Naveen Namboothri Professional researcher-based ecological monitoring is often highly expensive, logistically demanding and patchy in space and time. Underwater monitoring programmes should cover as many if not all components of the system, including the important coral, herbivore, carnivore and…

Leatherback

Monitoring and conservation of leatherback turtles and their habitats in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Monitoring and conservation of leatherback turtles and their habitats in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Adhith Swaminathan, Kartik Shanker Very little is known about the status of leatherback populations from Indian waters, barring work by ANET on Great Nicobar Island in the early 2000s, and the surveys conducted by the CES, Dakshin and ANET on…