Role of “Tharu” women (Nepal) in fish catch

Credit: Bishnu khanal (Nepal)


Nepali women in fish catch


The inserted photo shows some of the women of “Tharu” community during their fishing from natural water body. Traditionally, most women are involved in such activity during the rainy season. They usually use mosquito nets which they make. Most of fish caught fish is for local consumption for households and large families in Tharu whereas fish represent the principal source of animal protein. In the present and because of pollution, fish stocks are declining in natural water bodies.




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