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The Air Force Museum, located in 7th mile, upper Shillong,
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Artisanal Coastal Community of Thiruvananthapuram

Fisherman trying to launch his kattamaram in the rough sea

Till the late 1980s, small-scale, artisanal fishing was prevalent in Thiruvananthapuram. With the advent of mechanized boats and other innovative methods of fishing, indigenous practices were gradually sidelined. Now only a small section of the community engages in artisanal fishing and Thiruvananthapuram is probably the only coastal area in Kerala where it is still practised.


The artisanal fishing community is a treasure house of skills and knowledge. They tell stories of bravery and sing songs as they engage in a gruelling fight against the forces of nature. They rely on the sky and stars for a successful fishing expedition and a safe return to the shore. It is imperative to preserve this rapidly vanishing tradition.