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December 2020

V2V Photo of the Week: December 30, 2020

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This photo was taken at a private bhery (excavated sewage-fed fishery pond) in the East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW) during field surveys conducted as part of the IIT Kharagpur sponsored ISIRD project resulting in the publication of Blue Infrastructures (Singapore: Springer Nature, 2020). It depicts the preparation of waste stabilization ponds by fishers for fish stocking. Using nature’s services like sunshine, algae, coliform bacteria, and water hyacinth, wastewater is recycled through a series of waste stabilization ponds excavated by the fishers. Effluents are treated naturally and pisciculture is pursued across five major stages of pond preparation, primary fertilization, fish stocking, secondary fertilization, and fish harvesting.

Photo credit and Contributor: Jenia Mukherjee, 2019

V2V Photo of the Week: December 23, 2020

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This photo of a sea defense embankment in the Momaya community of the Sierra Leone Coastal Landscape Complex (SLCLC) was taken during a mid-term project implementation review visit in April 2019. The community, in Sierra Leone, is part of the West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA-BICC) Project.   The objectives of the project are to establish a stepwise community action plan that will lead to the establishment of 24 community mangrove nurseries in the Sierra Leone Coastal Complex; verify and strengthen the recently established Community Resource management working groups in the communities; and support Community Resource Management working groups to collect propagules and establish nurseries.

Photo credit and Contributor: Frederick Ato Armah2019

V2V Photo of the Week: December 16, 2020

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This photo of Rembang Mangrove Forest, a V2V case study site, was taken as part of understanding the economic valuation of tourism management and conservation of Mangrove Forest Tourism in Pasarbanggi Village, Rembang, Indonesia. Part of the understanding also involves analyzing the level of willingness to pay in the context of conservation and development of forest attractions. Ongoing research will further allow insights on scenario solutions and models as well as the influence and interests among various stakeholders.

Photo credit and Contributor: Cici Musliha, 2020

V2V Photo of the Week: December 9, 2020

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This photo of Whitebait fishing boats was taken at Yui fishing port (inner port) at one of the V2V Japan case study sites, the Yui area, Shizuoka Prefecture. Yui area is known for Sakura shrimp fishery, which has long been an important fishery that supports the economy of the local communities in Suruga Bay, Shizuoka, Japan. There are also other fisheries, including whitebait fisheries and set-net fishery, etc.

Photo credit and Contributor: Yinji Li2020

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