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The Free Diving Fisherwomen of Tamil Nadu

These Tamil fisherwomen have been harvesting seaweed for decades to sustain themselves and finance their children's education. But a well-intentioned ban on seaweed collection to protect the environment became an obstacle to their survival. 🌊

03/06/2019 6:34 AM
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  • Kumar U.
    03/06/2019 06:37

    Atleast this post is free from miserable Pakis...

  • Aniket B.
    03/06/2019 06:57

    To protect the environment should be the 1st.priority. Its about survival of 7 billion people #fightclimatechange

  • Khin C.
    03/06/2019 07:18

    God may be vladimir putin.

  • Rucha S.
    03/06/2019 07:19

    I'm so impressed by the fact that they understood the purpose of the ban, adjusted their methods to protect environment and still continued to do their trade.. real respect!

  • Apurba K.
    03/06/2019 07:32

    Best wishes to the women of Tamil Nadu who are harvesting the seaweed. Congratulations to them as they understood the importance of sea ecological balance. They are deserved to get real congratulations from heart as they are diving in the sea to sustain their family. Absolutely stunning that wearing sarees and circling Gamccha on head they are going in the deep of sea water to collect Seawwed. Great to know that Mrs. MOORTHY got prize and making other women understand the importance of ecological balance. She definitely deserves a special CONGRATULATIONS.

  • Sandeep R.
    03/06/2019 09:37

    Why is it always Tamil fishermen and not referred indian fishermen ?

  • Shubham P.
    03/06/2019 10:02

    the posts are getting better day by day. love the way Brut presents the news and facts. short and to the point. love it.

  • Komal K.
    03/06/2019 11:58

    H

  • Brut India
    03/06/2019 12:53

    Despite the efforts of divers like Lakshmi Moorthy, India's seaweed is still under threat from climate change and over-harvesting. https://scroll.in/article/913591/these-tamil-nadu-women-seaweed-divers-fear-the-loss-of-their-only-source-of-livelihood

  • Goutham D.
    03/06/2019 14:08

    Very good post. But where is it in Tamil Nadu?

  • Kashan H.
    03/07/2019 01:50

    more power to these ladies. Laal salaam from Pakistan to these empowered Women.

  • Tennu P.
    03/07/2019 02:43

    Super

  • Vilas D.
    03/07/2019 03:45

    Brunt India you have not put any opinion for the failure of F16 crash down by the MIG 21

  • Bala S.
    03/07/2019 10:38

    Tamil fisherman or Indian fisherman , if Tamils won Oscar he is Indian , he become CEO he is Indian , but shootef by Sri Lanka navy he is Tamilan

  • Santhu S.
    03/07/2019 14:35

    U bloody brut...y he is not indian fisherman..is there any problem being indian ..than tamil

  • Santhu S.
    03/07/2019 14:36

    Bcoz of this im gonna unfollow your page.... Separating tamilnadu from india

  • Mohamed G.
    03/11/2019 16:47

    Super and also add that they are being shot everyday by srilankan navy #tamil_fisherman

  • Joan F.
    03/11/2019 20:32

    Bastard Politicians don't give shit when they sell land to building lobbies, deforesting and here they've looted even these poor women!!

  • निहारिका अ.
    03/12/2019 07:01

    Sea weed

  • Purvam M.
    03/12/2019 12:25

    So what now you're glorifying illegal work.