Indigenous knowledge in the beach seine fisheries in Sri Lanka: An indispensable factor in community-based fisheries management

  title={Indigenous knowledge in the beach seine fisheries in Sri Lanka: An indispensable factor in community-based fisheries management},
  author={Khm Ashoka Deepananda and Upali Sarath Amarasinghe and Udith K. Jayasinghe-Mudalige},
  journal={Marine Policy},

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