Jan. 18, 2021

SUFB 1108: Indian Radio Station Informs Fishing Community

SUFB 1108: Indian Radio Station Informs Fishing Community

A former fisher launched a local radio station in Pambna Island, India to keep the fishing community informed of marine issues, women's roles in fisheries, and remembering major fishing events.  The radio station is effective because the messages...


A former fisher launched a local radio station in Pambna Island, India to keep the fishing community informed of marine issues, women's roles in fisheries, and remembering major fishing events. 

The radio station is effective because the messages are targeted to the local community, made up of mostly fishers, by a local community member. The fishers will listen to the radio for 10-12 hours while at-sea to such topics that drive communications on specific topics such as over-fishing, climate change, and plastic pollution. 

One fisher told reporters that he now cuts sea turtles out of his trawl ner instead of selling them for food because he understands that sea turtles help eat invasive jellyfish.  

The radio station is another example of why it is important to have leaders in the community to speak to fellow community members about issues that can affect them.

Link To Article: https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/the-radio-station-at-the-heart-of-a-fishing-community/

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