Thursday, August 18, 2005

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.

1 Comments:

Blogger Quit Smoking said...

Hello fellow fisherman,

Did you know that 16% of the U.S. population goes fishing at least 16 days a year?

Did you also know that over 75% of the nations fishermen do not fish during "prime time"; fish feeding hours?

Those precious few moments before twilight can be absolutely magical. Even up until 11pm at night, the largest predators of any species feed ravenously.

Don't believe me? Check out Daniel Eggertsen's story, and a picture of a couple of his catches here : "Evening Secrets plus more"

I want you to do me a favor and try it out so I can see what you think of it, and if it works for you as well as it did for me.

You will be one of the first to try it out.

Gone Fishin',

Neil

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