Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITKs’) of Indian Marine Fishermen with reference to Climate Change

Swathi Lekshmi, P S and Dineshbabu, A P and Purushottama, G B and Thomas, Sujitha and Sasikumar, Geetha and Rohit, Prathibha and Vivekanandan, E and Zacharia, P U (2013) Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITKs’) of Indian Marine Fishermen with reference to Climate Change. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi.


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    The fisher folk of coastal India possess a rich repertoire of ancient knowledge and traditional wisdom with respect to various climate change related phenomena which they have made use of in their day to day fishing activities. This provides them, the rule of the thumb to be followed with respect to observed indicators or relationship with in events of climate change related inflections. These local fisher communities over centuries, have developed and implemented extensive mitigation and adaptation strategies that have enabled them reduce their vulnerability to past climate variability and change. However, the fact that this rich treasure house of indigenous wisdom which serves as a complement to modern scientific methods of adapting and mitigating the adverse impacts of climate change in fisheries has been largely ignored or rather receded into the mists of antiquity.

    Item Type: Book
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Indigenous Technical Knowledge; ITK; Indian Marine Fishermen; Climate Change
    Subjects: Marine Environment > Climate change
    CMFRI Books
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mangalore
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2013 06:32
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:55

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