Today we started with some interviews at the University. While my goal is to
focus on Subhasis, I also want to get the perspectives
of the leader of this team, Dr. Choudhary. So I spend as much time as I can
working with him also.
|Dr. Choudhary and Subhasis (Photo: JLewis)|
In the later part of the day I get the chance to go to the river and interview the fishermen. Subhasis is working to document the impacts of fisheries on fish stocks here. He has a group called the Dolphin Mitre which translated means dolphin friend, where a select group of fishermen work for him to also collect data. Data on what types of fisheries are occurring, where and how frequently. So like all the places I have worked so far, these researchers also understand the importance of involving the local communities in their efforts to conserve.
Am still fighting DB. I loose pretty much everything each morning. Welcome to the Indian cleanse! Then feel great till I eat again which is usually dinner. Then it sucks all over again. Lovely searing pain. I still drink beer though. Have my priorities straight!