Creating MuSIC in Malaysia

Marianne Manuel The MuSIC workshop on small scale fisheries, food security and nutrition as held in Penang, Malaysia from the 18 th to the 22 nd of February and organised by WorldFish and FAO. The former is part of the CGAIR group of international research institutions and focuses on research around better fish production (inland…

Winter of Change

Karishma Modi At the after-school learning programme, we have come to accept that change is not always dramatic. It often takes the shape of a very small, suddenly apparent step forward and signals a time to pause and reflect on what led up to it. One Monday afternoon at the end of January, we broke…

Tourism in the Andaman Islands

Shimul Bijoor, Deepika Sharma and Madhuri Ramesh During the first phase of our project, wherein we studied the governance and management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Andamans, we observed the keen influence of tourism on the way that most spaces in the islands are governed. Tourism influenced which islands were better connected by…

Coastal cleanup involving multiple stakeholders at North Wandoor beach, Andaman

By Tanmay Wagh and Madhuri Ramesh   The Andaman and Nicobar islands are at the centre of multiple developmental activities with the tourism industry forming the major thrust area for economic development. With the growing impetus to tourism through subsidies, easy land acquisitions and higher connectivity, the number of tourism-related businesses have increased exponentially in…

Commercialisation of Fisheries Bycatch

Commercialisation of Fisheries Bycatch Trisha Gupta, Chetan Rao, Muralidharan M, Kartik Shanker, Naveen Namboothri Commercial fisheries catch a large volume and diversity of non-target species in their nets, known as bycatch. Although once discarded, with diminishing catches of commercial species and a growing demand for seafood and other products, many bycatch species are increasingly retained…