Universities to document fishermen’s knowledge
The Times of India, 30 July 2013

KOCHI, INDIA: Eight hours before the tsunami hit the shores in 2004, fishermen in the coastal areas had sent across a message that the sea would come in. It was the elderly fishermen in the area who gave the warning listening to the sounds from the sea and the behaviour of animals in the water and on the land. But, for want of any scientific explanation, the warning fell on deaf ears. Realizing that this knowledge acquired by experience could be lost if not documented, the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (Kufos) and Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) have initiated projects to document the vast traditional knowledge. Read the article …