Equal to the Industrial Revolution?
"The mechanization of the masdhoni (fishing boat) advocated by UNDP brought about a transformation that can only be equal to the industrial revolution"
The mechanization of the masdhoni (fishing boat) did little or nothing to improve the condition of fishermen, or boat owners. Most of the boat owners who received the Alifushi built boats waited until the lease contract period for fishing to expire and quickly changed their fishing dhonis into sathari dhonis. Transport vessels for the tourism industry. The people who gained from the mechanization were the fossil fuel dealers. Mainly STO and friends.
We should have rejected the UNDP advice and bought trawlers.
While the rest of the world is raking in the profits with their nets around our country, our fisherman are beating their rods and getting nowhere.