International Lifestyle Magazine Jan 2013 - Page 22

E M BR AC E I N T E G R AT ION TIME TO T Wo r d s : Te s s S h e l l a r d he Vezo people of Andavadoaka, south west Madagascar have an incredibly strong relationship with the sea – the word Vezo itself means literally ‘the people who fish’. They are utterly reliant on coastal resources for their survival, but are finding it increasingly difficult to catch sufficient food for their families. As the fish stocks dwindle, the population keeps growing and the problem only intensifies.