India and Sri Lanka's violent fight over fish
- Published on: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
- How a maritime border created a conflict in the Indian Ocean.
This season of Borders is presented by CuriosityStream. Watch thousands of documentaries for free for 31-days: https://www.curiositystream.com/Borders
Join the Video Lab to help us make more Vox Borders! http://bit.ly/video-lab
Follow the Vox Borders watch page: /VoxBorders/
Follow Johnny on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnny.harris/
Sign up for the Borders newsletter: http://www.vox.com/borders-email
With original music by Tom Fox: https://tfbeats.com/
Fishing is the economic lifeline for villages in northern Sri Lanka. But after a decades long civil war, fishermen returned to find their fish stocks depleted – and they pointed the finger squarely at neighboring India.
As Indian fishermen developed methods to increase hauls, and crossed a maritime border that was more permeable during the war, they depleted the fish stock for both sides.
Now, the Sri Lankan Navy is retaliating with force, only making the relationship between the two communities that rely on these waters worse.
This Vox Borders episode will look at how the drawing of a maritime border and lack of access to fish caused a conflict between two communities that used to live in harmony.
Watch the first episode of Vox Borders: India -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5Ps1...
Watch all the episodes of Vox Borders: India here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...
Vox Borders is an international documentary series by Emmy-nominated producer Johnny Harris exploring life at the edge of nations.
Start from the beginning. Watch all full episodes of Vox Borders on YouTube in one playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dVwv...
Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.
Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE
Follow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
Or Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H