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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. 🌊

06/03/2019 6:34 AM
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  • Rashmi R.
    03/04/2019 13:56

    How skillful these women are, no oxygen mask, just basic googles and worn out gloves and they may be the last kind as new generation are not becoming divers as it very risky. Eadible seaweeds have many nutrients in them and could be used in curbing nutrional deficiency. The problem here in India is that the focus is paid on harvesting and not on cultivation, which has led to overexploiation. So, cultivating seaweeds using modern technology can help both the women getting wages and also there won't be any deficit of seaweeds.

  • Khushboo P.
    03/04/2019 09:11

    The solution to a problem lies in the problem itself. I am sure they can be given employment towards helping the environment in some way.

  • Suryansh S.
    30/03/2019 12:42

    logo ki kise kise taraha ki life yaha hum bs apna mobile pr hi ghusse rahte ha :/

  • Mani K.
    28/03/2019 17:51

    It's not for decades, actually this is traditional for coastal people, Tamil fisherwomen engaged in Collecting pearls in underwater sea for past 3000 years.. and exported as far as romam empire..

  • Manju N.
    27/03/2019 17:24

    u ban plunking wee for saving marine life but dnt ban caching fish from saving marine life ... oceans contains plenty of see weed which is good for health.. so stop eating fish .. let them pluck grass .. how do u think u can pluck grass full of ocean are u mad or dumb it will regrow buddy ... go vegan start realizing what to eat

  • Harrys H.
    25/03/2019 11:06

    தமிழன்டா!🔥🔥🔥

  • Aman M.
    24/03/2019 16:52

    भगत सिंह के वकील अशरफ अली थे और अग्रेज़ो का वकील सूर्य नारायण शर्मा था RSS की गवाही से हुई थी भगत सिंह को फांसी https://www.facebook.com/100000941893211/posts/2357806314260742/ और भाजपा कल भी अग्रेज़ो के दलाल थे और आज भी हैं इस लिये ही ये लोग भारत के बैंक लूट कर विदेश भागने वाले अग्रेज़ो के पास ही जा रहे हैं। कोई शक

  • Vijay J.
    21/03/2019 14:58

    Over there people are making mines , cutting forest I means that's totally fine. But this , Not fine.

  • Shalini B.
    20/03/2019 17:33

    विकास मानकुमरे

  • Vimal R.
    17/03/2019 16:57

    ? Not Nenga sonadhu crct than

  • Sateya P.
    17/03/2019 07:44

    Brut , you are HYPOCRITE

  • Bidyut M.
    17/03/2019 05:03

    https://youtu.be/OZhX8mqBZ-c

  • Abdul S.
    15/03/2019 12:17

    Captain Marvel

  • Arun S.
    15/03/2019 04:35

    Dear brut India.. they are indian fisherwomen from Tamil Nadu🙏

  • Fan B.
    13/03/2019 14:30

    Never ever split people by their places we are all united by india always keep that in mind

  • Fan B.
    13/03/2019 14:29

    What the fuck did you say,tamil fishermen aren't they belong to india?

  • Visnuprasad B.
    13/03/2019 12:16

    Tamil fisherwoman??? Not Indian fisher woman

  • Purvam M.
    12/03/2019 12:25

    So what now you're glorifying illegal work.

  • निहारिका अ.
    12/03/2019 07:01

    Sea weed

  • Joan F.
    11/03/2019 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!!

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