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Palk Bay in South Asia is witnessing a complex socio-ecological crisis. This crisis is intrinsically tied to modernisation of fisheries in the region, the civil war in Sri Lanka and the politics of ethnic identity. This crisis now manifests itself in the form of a fishing conflict between Indian trawl fishers and the small-scale fishers of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province. Johny Stephen takes a spatial perspective to better understand this conflict from the Indian side. He hereby looks at the socio-spatial relations of the Indian trawl fishers with regard to their continued access into present day Sri Lankan water.

Event details of Socio-spatial relations of Indian trawl fishers in South Asia
Date 16 April 2015
Time 12:00 -13:00
Location Agnietenkapel

J. Stephen, Fishing for Space: Socio-Spatial Relations of Indian Trawl Fishers in the Palk Bay, South Asia, in the Context of Trans-Boundary Fishing.


Prof. I.S.A. Baud


Dr J.M. Bavinck
Dr A. Menon (Madras Institute of Development Studies)


Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.