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Shivula, the Shallow Water Fisherman – November 2017

I met Shivula as he cast his nets into the shallow waters of Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach. Dressed in authentic Bengali fisherman’s clothing, his daily ritual provides fresh fish for him and his family. However due to climate change and rising sea levels the amounts of fish in these shallow waters has decreased dramatically making Shivula’s work that much harder to provide for himself and his family. Also, during the now longer winter months more cyclones are occurring than ever before. Where there used to be just one, last year there were four. Yet he continues regardless as there is no choice but to battle with the ocean that gives him and his family their daily food.

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