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Vezo in Malagasy language literally means Fishing people


These nomadic fishermen have spent the last few centuries navigating the lonely beaches and desert islands of Madagascar’s west coast in outrigger canoes.

They fisheries techniques are traditional including harpoons, hand lines and nets.


They are more and more numerous and facing an intensifying world pressure on fish.

Affected ecologically and culturally, the geo-diversity of the southwest coast of Madagascar is diminishing, as are the Vezo populations’ opportunities for sustainable adaptation to their environment.

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