Sea Turtle Photo Identification Study

Sea Turtle Photo Identification Study Calling all amateur and professional underwater photographers! Have you been lucky enough to photograph sea turtles under Indian waters or photograph them during rehabilitation? If yes, we invite you to join Dakshin’s researchers for a non-invasive citizen science study that can help unravel the mysterious lives of these charming marine…

Improving coastal livelihoods resilience

Improving coastal livelihoods resilience Adithya Pillai, Kartik Shanker India’s coasts are home to diverse communities who live and work in its seascapes, with over 15 million people directly dependent on fishing; and countless others indirectly. With one fishing village every three to four kilometres, the coast continues to have a significant percentage of fishers that…

Launching fisheries co-management in Lakshadweep Islands

Ajithraj R. and Prerana Gawde After a two month-long election frenzy, midway through the month of Ramadan, in the muggy heat of Lakshadweep, and with a disordered circadian rhythm, we officially launched “fisheries co-management” jointly with the Lakshadweep Fisheries Department, in Kavaratti, the capital of Lakshadweep, earlier this year. Fisheries Co-management is an approach that…

Effect of Nest Environment on Olive Ridley Hatchlings

Chandana Pusapati Nest environment influences various life history parameters in sea turtles such as embryonic development, gas exchange, sex determination, hatchling morphology and physiology etc. With growing sand temperatures around the world, sea turtle hatchlings face an eminent threat in the form of reduced size and locomotor ability due to high nest temperatures, leaving them…

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…